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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
The number of new breast cancers more than doubled between 1982 (5,310 cases) and 2008 (13,567)
Between the periods 1982–1987 and 2006–2010, 5-year relative survival from breast cancer increased from 72% to 89%
Projections suggest that in 2020, the number of new breast cancer cases will be about 17,210
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