We all know someone who has been affected by Breast Cancer. Do you know how many new cases of Breast Cancer are predicted in Australia in 2015 and how Many Males and Females will be affected? “Breast cancer was the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia in 2011. It is estimated that it will remain the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in 2015.In 2015, it is estimated that the risk of an individual being diagnosed with breast cancer by their 85th birthday will be 1 in 16 (1 in 719 males and 1 in 8 females).
Between 1982–1986 and 2007–2011, 5-year relative survival from breast cancer improved from 72% to 90%.
15,740 = 145 males + 15,600 females
Projected number of deaths from breast cancer in 20151
3,065 = 25 males + 3,040 females
Chance of surviving at least 5 years (2007–11)1 “
The enclosed information is contained in the report by Cancer Australia and is available here to download. This is a short report that all Nurses will find of interest.