• For the period 2011-2015, the five most commonly diagnosed cancers accounted for 64% of all newly diagnosed cancers in both males and females. For females, the five most common cancer types were breast, bowel, melanoma of skin, lung and uterine.
  • The five most common cancers in the ACT are similar to those nationally.

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