Delivering a Healthy WA
Western Australian Cancer Registry

Common cancers by age (over 15 years)

Melanoma of the skin was – as in most years since 1982 – the most common cancer in young males, but breast cancer was most common in 15-39 year old females.

In persons over the age of 40 years, prostate and breast cancers, melanoma, colorectal and lung cancers remain the most common incident cancers.

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