Twenty seven South Australians are diagnosed with cancer each day. In 2014, there were 10,073 new cases of cancer diagnosed in SA. Between 2010 and 2014, male incidence rates decreased by 0.6% per annum, while female rates increased by 3.4% per annum.
Mortality rates between 2010 and 2014 increased for males by 0.2% per annum and increased by 0.4% for females.
The most commonly diagnosed cancers in South Australia in 2014 in males were prostate, colorectal, melanoma and lung cancers.
The most commonly diagnosed cancers in South Australia in 2014 in females were breast, colorectal, lung and melanoma cancers.
There were 3,629 deaths from cancer recorded in South Australia in 2014.
Information source: South Australian Cancer Registry (2017): Cancer in South Australia 2014 - with projections to 2017. Adelaide: South Australian Department for Health and Ageing
• South Australian cancer statistics from the SA department of health
• Australian cancer statistics from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
• International cancer statistics from the International Agency for Research on Cancer