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released: 26 Oct 2015 author: AIHW media release

Breast cancer in young women is the first national report presenting key data specific to breast cancer in women in their 20s and 30s. This report provides an overview of breast cancer, risk factors for young women, breast cancer detection and diagnosis methods, and key summary measures including incidence, hospitalisations, survival and mortality.

ISSN 2205-4855 (PDF) 1039-3307 (Print); ISBN 978-1-74249-842-3; Cat. no. CAN 94; 83pp.; $14

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Mortality projections presented in this report have recently been revised using more recent data and are presented in the report Cancer mortality trends and projections: 2014 to 2025. In the process of updating the projections, changes have been made to the underlying models used in this report. Readers should therefore use the relevant mortality projections presented in the Cancer mortality trends and projections: 2014 to 2025 report instead.


Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
      • Breast cancer occurs in young women as well as in older women
      • Young women have lower survival rates for common types of breast cancer
      • Young women have lower survival rates for small breast cancers
    • Data at a glance
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • 1.1 Purpose of this report
      • 1.2 Facts
      • 1.3 Risk factors for young women
      • 1.4 Issues for young women
    • 2 Breast cancer in young women
      • 2.1 Detection and diagnosis
      • 2.2 Number of new cases
      • 2.3 Hospitalisations
      • 2.4 Survival
      • 2.5 Number of deaths
    • 3 Spotlight on risk-reducing strategies
      • 3.1 Family or genetic risk
      • 3.2 Risk-reducing strategies
  • End matter
    • Appendix A: Additional tables
    • Appendix B: Defining breast cancer
    • Appendix C: Defining hospitalisations related to breast cancer
    • Appendix D: Data sources
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • Related publications

Recommended citation

AIHW 2015. Breast cancer in young women: key facts about breast cancer in women in their 20s and 30s. Cancer series no. 96. Cat. no. CAN 94. Canberra: AIHW.

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