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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 2009–10, breast cancer was responsible for 27% of all cancer-related hospitalisations in females
In 2008, 13,567 new invasive breast cancers were diagnosed in Australian females
Projections suggest that in 2020, the number of new breast cancer cases will be about 17,210
The number of new breast cancers more than doubled between 1982 (5,310 cases) and 2008 (13,567)
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