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released: 11 Jun 2014 author: AIHW media release

Head and neck cancers in Australia, presents the latest available information on incidence, mortality, survival and hospitalisations. Findings include: The total number of head and neck cancers diagnosed in 2009 was 3,896 accounting for 3.4% of all cancers diagnosed (114,137).; The total number of deaths from head and neck cancers in 2011 was 944 accounting for 2.2% of all deaths from cancer (43,221).; In 2006–2010, 5–year relative survival was 68.2% for all head and neck cancers combined.; In 2011–12 there were 8,478 hospitalisations where head and neck cancer was the principal diagnosis.

ISSN 1039-3307; ISBN 978-1-74249-573-6; Cat. no. CAN 80; 59pp.; $11

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • 1 Summary
      • Incidence
      • Mortality
      • Survival
      • Hospitalisations
  • Body section
    • 2 Introduction
    • 3 Facts about head and neck cancers
    • 4 Incidence of head and neck cancers
      • Incidence of head and neck cancers combined
      • Incidence of head and neck cancer groups
      • Incidence rates of head and neck cancer groups
    • 5 Mortality from head and neck cancers
      • Number of deaths from head and neck cancers combined
      • Number of deaths in head and neck cancer groups
      • Mortality rates for head and neck cancer groups
    • 6 Survival from head and neck cancers
      • Survival for head and neck cancers combined
      • Survival for head and neck cancer groups
    • 7 Hospitalisations for head and neck cancers
      • Hospitalisations for head and neck cancers combined
      • Hospitalisations for head and neck cancer groups
      • Number of hospitalisations involving surgery
      • Chemotherapy and radiotherapy for head and neck cancers
      • Hospitalisation rates for head and neck cancer groups
      • Surgery rates for head and neck cancers
      • Chemotherapy and radiotherapy rates for head and neck cancers
    • 8 Spotlight on the human papillomavirus and head and neck cancer
      • What is human papilloma virus?
      • HPV and head and neck cancer
      • HPV and the Australian National Immunisation Program
    • 9 Discussion
  • End matter
    • Appendix A
      • Defining head and neck cancers
    • Appendix B
      • Australian Cancer Database 2009 Data Quality Statement
    • Tables
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of figures
    • List of tables
    • Related publications

Recommended citation

AIHW 2014. Head and neck cancers in Australia. Cancer series 83. Cat. no. CAN 80. Canberra: AIHW.

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