Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in Australian women with over 12,000 new cases diagnosed in 2006, and projections suggest that the number of new cases will continue to grow. A total of 2,618 women died from breast cancer in 2006, making it the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths for women. Trend data indicate that breast cancer mortality rates for females have been declining since the mid 1990s and that outcomes for women diagnosed with breast cancer have improved over recent decades. These and other data in this report provide a comprehensive picture of breast cancer in Australia including how breast cancer rates differ by Indigenous status, country of birth and geographic area.
ISSN 1039-3307; ISBN 978 1 74024 966 9; Cat. no. CAN 46; 170pp.; Internet only
AIHW 2009. Breast cancer in Australia: an overview, 2009. Cat. no. CAN 46. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 20 May 2013 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442468297>.