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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 second most common cause of cancer-related death for Australian females in 2007, with 2,680 deaths
In 2009–10, breast cancer was responsible for 27% of all cancer-related hospitalisations in females
Between the periods 1982–1987 and 2006–2010, 5-year relative survival from breast cancer increased from 72% to 89%
The number of new breast cancers more than doubled between 1982 (5,310 cases) and 2008 (13,567)
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