In 2016, lung cancer was the most common cause of cancer death in Australia. It is estimated that it will remain the most common cause of death from cancer in 2019. Lung cancer was the fifth most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia in 2015. It is estimated that it will remain the fifth most commonly diagnosed cancer in 2019. The risk of being diagnosed with lung cancer in Australia by age 85 is 1 in 13 for men and 1 in 21 for women.
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