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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 2008, 13,567 new invasive breast cancers were diagnosed in Australian females
The number of women aged 50–69 participating in BreastScreen Australia increased by 34% from 1999–2000 to 2009–2010
Between the periods 1982–1987 and 2006–2010, 5-year relative survival from breast cancer increased from 72% to 89%
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