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Data in this report provide a comprehensive picture of breast cancer in Australia including how breast cancer rates differ by geographical area, socioeconomic status, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status and country of birth.
Breast cancer was the most common cancer in females, representing 28% of all reported cancers
In 2009–10, breast cancer was responsible for 27% of all cancer-related hospitalisations in females
The number of new breast cancers more than doubled between 1982 (5,310 cases) and 2008 (13,567)
The number of women aged 50–69 participating in BreastScreen Australia increased by 34% from 1999–2000 to 2009–2010
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