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released: 16 Oct 2006 author: AIHW, National Breast Cancer Centre media release

Breast cancer in Australia: an overview, 2006 provides a comprehensive statistical overview of breast cancer in females and males. The report provides data for include breast cancer incidence to 2002 with projections to 2011, prevalence to 2002, mortality to 2004, survival to 2002, screening to 2002-2003, hospital admissions to 2003-04, Medical Benefits Schedule and Pharmaceutical Benefits Schedule services to 2004-05 and expenditure in 2000-01. The report, commissioned by the National Breast Cancer Centre, will be an important reference for anyone interested in breast cancer and women's health.

ISSN 1039-3307; ISBN 978 1 74024 612 5; Cat. no. CAN 29; 98pp.; $24.00

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title page and verso
    • Contents
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • Acknowledgements
    • Abbreviations
    • Executive summary
  • Sections
    1. Incidence
      • Trends
      • Histology and anatomical location
      • Geographic differences
      • Socioeconomic status
      • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
      • Country of birth
      • Ductal carcinoma in situ
      • Other cancers
    2. Mortality
      • Trends
      • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
      • Socioeconomic status
      • Geographic differences
      • Country of birth
    3. Survival
      • Trends
      • Geographic differences and socioeconomic status
      • Survival by stage
    4. Prevalence
    5. International comparisons
      • Main features
    6. Screening
      • Participation
        • Geographic categories
        • Socioeconomic status
        • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women
        • Main language spoken at home
        • Self-reported mammography
      • Interval cancers
    7. Medicare services
      • Data sources
      • Mammography of the breast
      • Drugs used in treatment of breast cancer
    8. Hospital treatment
      • Separations and average length of stay, 1995-96 to 2003-04
      • Procedures
    9. Expenditure
      • Main features
  • End matter
    • Glossary
    • References

Recommended citation

AIHW, National Breast Cancer Centre 2006. Breast cancer in Australia: an overview, 2006. Cancer series no. 34. Cat. no. CAN 29. Canberra: AIHW.

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