Breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting Australian women.
Australia has one of the best breast cancer survival rates in the world. The incidence rate of women and men being diagnosed with breast cancer in Australia is increasing; however the mortality rate from breast cancer is decreasing.
In 2023, it is predicted that 20,458 women and 217 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer. This means that approximately 20,675 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year - on average, 57 people every day.
A snapshot of breast cancer in Australia in 2023:
For more information download BCNA’s current breast cancer statistics in Australia.
The graph below shows the projected incidence of breast cancer by age for Australian women in 2023.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2023. Cancer data in Australia. Cat. no. CAN 122. Canberra: AIHW. Accessed: September 2023.
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