Types of cancer

There are many different types of cancer. Find links to information about common types of cancer in Australia.

Cancer can form in almost any part of the body, so there are many different types of cancer.

In Australia, the most common types of cancer are:

Different types of cancer are associated with different age groups. For example, some types of brain cancer are more common in children.

Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers. Our National Cervical Screening Program helps prevent cancer by detecting the virus that can cause it. 

Australia is on track to be the first country in the world to eliminate cervical cancer. The National Strategy for the Elimination of Cervical Cancer in Australia outlines Australia’s commitment to achieving this goal.

Cancer Australia is the main cancer control organisation in Australia and has lots of information about different types of cancer.

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