Did you know that breast cancer is expected to be the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia this year?
Although breast cancer affects both men and women, 99% of people diagnosed are women. It’s estimated by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare that this year alone, 1 in 7 Australian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer by their 85th birthday.
Fortunately, Australia has one of the best survival rates of breast cancer in the world, with a five year survival rate of 91%. For women over 40, BreastScreen Australia provides free, two-yearly mammograms in more than 600 locations across Australia. Mammograms can detect breast cancer in its early stages, before the cancer has the chance to spread.