The burden of cancer in Victoria

Last Modified: Mon Sep 19 2016 09:32:30 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 30,585
    Victorians were newly diagnosed with cancer in 2014.
  • 5
    cancer types accounted for just over half of all these new cases: breast (14 per cent); prostate (13 per cent); bowel (12 per cent); lung (9 per cent) and melanoma (8 per cent).
  • 11,000
    Victorians died from cancer in 2014.
  • 41,000
    Victorians are estimated to be diagnosed with cancer each year by 2025–29. 13,000 are estimated to die from cancer each year in the same period.
  • 1 in 3
    men will have been diagnosed with a cancer by age 75.
  • 1 in 4
    women will have been diagnosed with a cancer by age 75.
  • $4.5 billion
    cost of cancer in 2009, up by 56% from 2001 ($2.9 billion).