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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.
Between the periods 1982–1987 and 2006–2010, 5-year relative survival from breast cancer increased from 72% to 89%
Breast cancer was the most common cancer in females, representing 28% of all reported cancers
Breast cancer was second most common cause of cancer-related death for Australian females in 2007, with 2,680 deaths
Projections suggest that in 2020, the number of new breast cancer cases will be about 17,210
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