BCNA News 23 Aug 2018
For the first time since the early 1980s, breast cancer is projected to be the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia in 2018. The latest data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) shows that breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death for women, behind lung cancer, and the fourth leading cause of cancer death for all persons – behind lung, colorectal, and prostate.
The latest statistics show that breast cancer survival rates continue to improve: five year survival rates for 2010-2014 are 91 per cent. This is a significant increase on the five-year survival rate of 73 per cent in 1985-1989.