Delivering a Healthy WA
Western Australian Cancer Registry

What is the registry?

The Western Australian Cancer Registry collects information about cancer diagnoses across the state.

We use this information to produce statistics which allow us to :

  • monitor the number of new cases of cancer
  • plan services for the control of cancer and the care of cancer patients
  • evaluate the effectiveness of cancer prevention and treatment services
  • provide data for research into cancer

A separate register records asbestos exposure and other history for all cases of malignant mesothelioma.

What information is collected?

Information about patients with cancer includes:

  • name and address
  • date of birth
  • country of birth
  • whether they are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • location and type of each cancer
  • doctor and medical service

More information:

» Extent of operations
» See also privacy concerns