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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2005  
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In terms of incidence, prostate cancer was the most common cancer in Tasmania from January 1998 to December 2000, recording an average crude rate of 116 per 100,000 males per year. It was also the most common cancer in each Region of Tasmania.

Breast cancer was the next most common cancer in Tasmania. It was the most frequently diagnosed cancer among women, with an average crude rate of 110 per 100,000 women per year.


INCIDENCE OF MOST FREQUENTLY DIAGNOSED CANCERS, Tasmanian regions - January 1998-December 2000

Cancer site
Greater Hobart-
Southern
Northern
Mersey-Lyell
Tasmania

Number (3 year total)
Prostate
414
236
158
808
Breast
410
220
157
787
Lung
345
200
138
683
Colon
293
174
158
625
Melanoma of skin(a)
301
136
146
583
Rectum
172
95
80
347
All lymphomas
147
84
87
318
Bladder
144
92
56
292
Unspecified site
133
78
63
274
Kidney
104
63
31
198

Average crude rate(b)(c)(d)
Prostate(e)
122
120
99
116
Breast(e)
118
109
95
110
Lung
50
50
42
48
Colon
43
44
49
44
Melanoma of skin(a)
44
34
45
41
Rectum
25
24
25
25
All lymphomas
21
21
27
23
Bladder
21
23
17
21
Unspecified site
19
20
19
19
Kidney
15
16
10
14

(a) Refers to invasive melanoma of skin only. Excludes in situ melanoma of skin.
(b) Per 100,000 persons per year (excluding prostate and breast cancer, which are sex-specific and therefore calculated for the relevant population).
(c) These are average crude rates and have not been age standardised. Cancer registries generally produce age standardised rates.
(d) An average Estimated Resident Population figure (average of 1998 to 2000 figures) was used to calculate average crude rates per year.
(e) The rate for prostate cancer relates to 100,000 males per year and the rate for breast cancer relates to 100,000 females per year.

Source: Menzies Centre for Population Health Research, University of Tasmania.


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