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released: 22 Nov 2001 author: AIHW & Australasian Association of Cancer Registries media release

Cancer in Australia 1998 presents comprehensive national data on cancer incidence and mortality. The report provides 1998 data for cancers by site, age and sex, and summary data for each State and Territory. Incidence and mortality trends since the early 1980s, age patterns for selected cancers, comparisons with New Zealand cancer data and an analysis of cancers of unknown primary site are features of this report. The information in this report is supported by more detailed information for all cancer sites on the AIHW's web site www.aihw.gov.au. Cancer in Australia 1998 is an important reference from the Cancer Series for all those interested in the health of Australians.

ISSN 1039-3307; ISBN 978 1 74024 148 9; Cat. no. CAN 12; 109pp.; Internet Only

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material (139K PDF)
    • Title page and verso
    • Contents
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • Preface
    • Contributors
    • Executive summary
  • Sections
    1. Introduction (64K PDF)
      • What is cancer?
      • Cancer surveillance in Australia
      • The National Cancer Statistics Clearing House
      • Structure of this report
    2. Cancer in Australia
      • General (752K PDF)
      • Most common cancers
      • Age and sex differences (1.28M PDF)
      • Alcohol and smoking-related cancers
      • Cancer rates in States and Territories 1994 - 1998
      • International comparisons
    3. Cancer trends
      • National trends in cancer incidence and mortality (1.8M PDF)
      • Analysis of cancers of unknown primary site (512K PDF)
    4. Incidence and mortality tables (353K PDF)
      • Guide to interpreting incidence and mortality tables
    5. Summary tables 1998 (372K PDF)
    6. Tables for selected cancers 1998 (427K PDF)
  • End matter
    • Appendixes (387K PDF)
      • Appendix A: International Classification of Diseases - Ninth Revision - cancer site - codes and combinations
      • Appendix B: Methods
      • Appendix C: Population data
      • Appendix D: Cancer registration in Australia
      • Appendix E: Cancer registries contact list
      • Appendix F: Tables published on the Internet
    • Glossary (383K PDF)
    • Data sources
    • References
    • Related publications

Appendixes

Table 1: All cancers (except non-melanocytic skin cancers) (ICD-9 140 - 172, 174 - 208) (632K XLS)
Table 2: Cancer of the lip (ICD-9 140)
Table 3: Cancer of the tongue (ICD-9 141)
Table 4: Cancer of the salivary gland (ICD-9 142)
Table 5: Cancer of the gum (ICD-9 143)
Table 6: Cancer of the floor of mouth (ICD-9 144)
Table 7: Cancer of other and unspecified parts of mouth (ICD-9 145)
Table 8: Cancer of the oropharynx (ICD-9 146)
Table 9: Cancer of the nasopharynx (ICD-9 147)
Table 10: Cancer of the hypopharynx (ICD-9 148)
Table 11: Cancer of other sites within the lip, oral cavity and pharynx (ICD-9 149)
Table 12: Cancer of the head and neck (ICD-9 141-149)
Table 13: Cancer of the oesophagus (ICD-9 150)
Table 14: Cancer of the stomach (ICD-9 151)
Table 15: Cancer of the small intestine (ICD-9 152)
Table 16: Cancer of the colon (ICD-9 153)
Table 17: Cancer of the rectum (ICD-9 154)
Table 18: Cancer of the colon and rectum (ICD-9 153 - 154)
Table 19: Cancer of the liver and intrahepatic bile ducts (ICD-9 155)
Table 20: Cancer of the gallbladder and extrahepatic bile ducts (ICD-9 156)
Table 21: Cancer of the pancreas (ICD-9 157)
Table 22: Cancer of the retroperitoneum and peritoneum (ICD-9 158)
Table 23: Cancer of the unspecified digestive organs (ICD-9 159)
Table 24: Cancer of the nasal cavities, middle ear and accessory sinuses (ICD-9 160)
Table 25: Cancer of the larynx (ICD-9 161)
Table 26: Cancer of the trachea, bronchus and lung (ICD-9 162)
Table 27: Cancer of the pleura (ICD-9 163)
Table 28: Cancer of the other respiratory organs (ICD-9 164 - 165)
Table 29: Cancer of the bone and articular cartilage (ICD-9 170)
Table 30: Cancer of the connective and other soft tissue (ICD-9 171)
Table 31: Cancer of the skin -- melanoma (ICD-9 172)
Table 32: Cancer of the skin -- non-melanocytic (ICD-9 173)
Table 33: Cancer of the breast (ICD-9 174 - 175) (679K XLS)
Table 34: Cancer of the cervix (ICD-9 180)
Table 35: Cancer of the placenta (ICD-9 181)
Table 36: Cancer of the uterus (ICD-9 179 + 182)
Table 37: Cancer of the ovary and other uterine adnexae (ICD-9 183)
Table 38: Cancer of the other and unspecified female genital organs (ICD-9 184)
Table 39: Gynaecological cancers (ICD-9 179 - 180, 182 - 184)
Table 40: Cancer of the prostate (ICD-9 185)
Table 41: Cancer of the testis (ICD-9 186)
Table 42: Cancer of the penis and other male genital organs (ICD-9 187)
Table 43: Cancer of the bladder (ICD-9 188)
Table 44: Cancer of the kidney and other and unspecified urinary organs (ICD-9 189)
Table 45: Cancer of the eye (ICD-9 190)
Table 46: Cancer of the brain (ICD-9 191)
Table 47: Cancers of other central nervous system (ICD-9 192)
Table 48: Cancers of the brain and nervous system (ICD-9 191-192)
Table 49: Cancer of the thyroid gland (ICD-9 193)
Table 50: Cancers of other endocrine glands (ICD-9 194)
Table 51: Cancers of unknown primary site (ICD-9 195 - 199)
Table 52: Lymphosarcoma and reticulosarcoma (ICD-9 200)
Table 53: Hodgkin's disease (ICD-9 201)
Table 54: Lymphoid and histiocytic tissue (ICD-9 202)
Table 55: Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (ICD-9 200 + 202)
Table 56: Lymphomas (ICD-9 200 - 202)
Table 57: Multiple myeloma (ICD-9 203)
Table 58: Lymphatic leukaemia (ICD-9 204)
Table 59: Acute lymphatic leukaemia (ICD-9 204.0)
Table 60: Chronic lymphatic leukaemia (ICD-9 204.1)
Table 61: Myeloid leukaemia (ICD-9 205)
Table 62: Acute myeloid leukaemia (ICD-9 205.0)
Table 63: Chronic myeloid leukaemia (ICD-9 205.1)
Table 64: Monocytic leukaemia (ICD-9 206)
Table 65: Other specified leukaemia (ICD-9 207)
Table 66: Unspecified leukaemia (ICD-9 208)
Table 67: Other and unspecified leukaemia (ICD-9 207 - 208)
Table 68: Leukaemias (ICD-9 204 - 208)
Table 69: Alcohol-related cancers
Table 70: Smoking-related cancers

Recommended citation

AIHW & Australasian Association of Cancer Registries 2001. Cancer in Australia 1998: incidence and mortality data for 1998. Cancer Series no. 17. Cat. no. CAN 12. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 30 May 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442467296>.

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