A report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) on September 18, has found that cancer survival rates are improving in Australia.
Five year survival from all cancers increased from 47 per cent to 66 per cent in the period 1982-1987 to 2006-2010, a report has revealed.
The largest survival gains from the years between 1982-1987 and 2006-2010 were kidney cancer, prostate cancer and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
"While overall cancer survival is improving in Australia, variations still exist between types of cancer," said AIHW spokesperson Anne Bech.
Some cancers didn't show any significant changes in survival over this time, including cancer of the larynx, cancer of the lip, cancer of the brain and chronic lymphocytic leukaemia.
"Between 2006 and 2010, the cancers with the highest survival were testicular cancer, lip cancer, prostate cancer, thyroid cancer, and melanoma of the skin," Ms Bech said.
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