How common is cancer?
|Between 2012–2016, an estimated 8326 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples were diagnosed with cancer in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia and Northern Territory.
|Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women are just as likely to be diagnosed with cancer (an estimated 4132 men and 4192 females)
|The most commonly diagnosed cancers in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are lung, breast, colorectal (bowel), prostate and head and neck cancers. These cancer types make up nearly half of all cancers diagnosed.