Delivering a Healthy WA
Western Australian Cancer Registry

New cases of cancer

There were 10408 new cases of cancer recorded in Western Australians in 2008:

  • 5997 in males (58%)
  • 4411 in females

Age-standardised incidence rates were 372 per 100,000 males, and 263 per 100,000 females.

The estimated lifetime risk of cancer to age 75 years was 1 in 3 for males, and 1 in 4 for females.

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