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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2007  
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INCIDENCE OF CANCER

In terms of incidence, colorectal cancer was the most common cancer in Tasmania from January 2001 to December 2003, with 1,039 incidences reported. It was also the most common cancer in the Mersey-Lyell region and the second most common cancer in the Northern and Greater Hobart-Southern Regions.

Prostate cancer was the next most common cancer in Tasmania with 1,017 incidences reported, followed by breast cancer with 896 incidences reported.

INCIDENCE OF MOST FREQUENTLY DIAGNOSED CANCERS, Tasmanian regions - January 2001-December 2003

Cancer site
Greater Hobart-
Southern
Northern
Mersey-Lyell
Tasmania

Number (3 year total)
Colorectal
503
280
256
1,039
Prostate
519
285
213
1,017
Breast
445
271
180
896
Lung
389
227
185
801
Melanoma of skin(a)
341
168
135
644
All lymphomas
140
87
61
288
Kidney
98
59
44
201
Bladder
108
52
35
195
All leukaemia
83
53
39
175
Pancreas
81
53
37
171

(a) Refers to invasive melanoma of skin only. Excludes in situ melanoma of skin.
Source: Tasmanian Cancer Registry, Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania.


MORTALITY DUE TO CANCER

During the period from January 2001 to December 2003, the most common cause of cancer death was lung cancer with 690 deaths in the state. Lung cancer was also the most common cancer death in each Region with 312 deaths in the Greater Hobart-Southern region, 215 deaths in the Northern region, and 163 deaths in the Mersey-Lyell region.

MORTALITY OF MOST FREQUENTLY DIAGNOSED CANCERS, Tasmanian regions - January 2001-December 2003

Cancer site
Greater Hobart-
Southern
Northern
Mersey-Lyell
Tasmania

Number (3 year total)
Lung
312
215
163
690
Colorectal
223
115
125
463
Prostate
122
65
60
247
Breast
94
57
39
190
Pancreas
80
48
39
167
All lymphomas
67
38
34
139
Stomach
46
29
38
113
All leukaemia
61
22
27
110
Oesophagus
49
19
28
96
Brain
42
28
17
87

Source Tasmanian Cancer Registry, Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania.



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