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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.
In 2008, 13,567 new invasive breast cancers were diagnosed in Australian females
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
The number of new breast cancers more than doubled between 1982 (5,310 cases) and 2008 (13,567)
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