Blood Cancer Statistics – Australia


Source: MBCV report 2018

In 2012, blood cancer was the third biggest cause of cancer death across Australia, claiming more lives than breast or prostate cancer. 10

While more children are surviving the disease, almost half of adult blood cancer patients will lose their lives. 11

In total, blood cancer accounts for around 10% of all cancers diagnosed each year. 11

60,000 Australians currently live with a blood cancer. Around 35 Australians are diagnosed each day with a blood cancer. 11

Lymphoma makes up the fifth most common cancer in Australia . 12

In 2017, there were 11,923 combined new cases of leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma in Australia. 12

There are around 1,600 new diagnoses, and 900 deaths related to multiple myeloma annually in Australia. 12