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Youth Cancer In Queensland

The Youth Cancer in Queensland report is the first comprehensive epidemiological report of cancer incidence and survival for persons aged 15-24 years of age who reside in Queensland

This report provides cancer projections for 2031 and an analysis of cancer incidence, mortality and survival for 15-24 year olds in Queensland

Key findings include: new cases of cancer in this age group are largely due to population growth, the cancer rate has increased only slightly since 1982. The three most common cancers are melanoma, carcinomas and lymphomas. Death from cancer is rare, on average 25 deaths per year are attributed to cancer in 15-24 year olds in Queensland.


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