Rare Cancers

“Rare cancers” is a term which encompasses both rare and less common cancers. A rare cancer is defined as a type of cancer that has less than 6 incidences per year per 100,000 population. A less common cancer is defined as one that has between 6 and 12 incidences per year per 100,000 population.

It is estimated that 42,000 people are diagnosed with a form of rare or less common cancer in Australia every year.

Rare cancers are a broad and diverse group of cancers which include cancers with a wide range of incidence and survival outcomes.

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