Cancer is a major cause of illness in Australia and has a substantial social and economic impact on individuals, families and the community. In 2017, it is estimated that 134,174 people will be diagnosed with cancer and 47,753 people will die from cancer. Findings from the recent Australian Burden of Disease Study showed that cancer contributed to 19% of the total disease burden in Australia (AIHW 2016).

This booklet presents key findings from Cancer in Australia 2017, the eighteenth in a series published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) which provides the latest cancer screening, incidence, hospital, survival, mortality and burden of disease statistics.