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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.
The number of women aged 50–69 participating in BreastScreen Australia increased by 34% from 1999–2000 to 2009–2010
In 2008, 13,567 new invasive breast cancers were diagnosed in Australian females
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%
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