Women's cancers and cancer screening in the Northern Territory

Xiaohua Zhang, John Condon, Fiona Douglas, Di Bates, Steve Guthridge, Lindy Garling, Guillermo Enciso, Ramakrishna Chondur

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    Abstract

    Cancer is one of the most serious health problems affecting NT and other Australian women. It is one of the most common causes of death, and has a major physical, emotional, financial and social impact on affected women and their families. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in Australian women, followed by bowel, melanoma of skin, lung and lymphoid cancers. However, lung cancer causes more deaths than breast cancer because the survival rate is much lower for lung cancer than breast cancer.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationDarwin, NT, Australia
    PublisherDepartment of Health
    Number of pages95
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

    Bibliographical note

    © Department of Health, Northern Territory 2012 This publication is copyright. The information in this report may be freely copied and distributed for non-profit purposes such as study, research, health service management and public information subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgement of the source. Reproduction for other purposes requires the written permission of the Chief Executive of the Department of Health, Northern Territory.

    Keywords

    • cancer
    • breast cancer
    • Northern Territory
    • Women's Health

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