Statistics and Indicators

Cancer survival - breast cancer

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    • Five-year relative survival for breast cancer has improved over time, from 80% in the period 1988–1997 to 92% for the period 2008–2017. There was a significant difference in 5-year relative survival between women aged 0–44 years and 45–64 years (89.3% and 94.2%, respectively). 1,2-7 The very welcome improvement in relative survival reflects early diagnosis through screening mammography and improved breast cancer management and treatments.8-9

     

    References

    1. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). Cancer Data in Australia. Canberra: AIHW; 2021 [cited 2021 Nov 4]. Available from: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/cancer/cancer-data-in-australia.

    2. ACT Cancer Registry. Canberra: ACT Cancer Registry; 2021 (unpublished data).

    3. ABS. Life Tables, States, Territories and Australia, 2015-2017. Canberra: ABS; 2019 [cited 2021 Nov 4]. Available from: https://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Lookup/3302.0.55.001Main+Features12015-2017?OpenDocument=.

    4. ABS. Life Tables, States, Territories and Australia, 2014-2016. Canberra: ABS; 2018 [cited 2021 Nov 4]. Available from: https://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Lookup/3302.0.55.001Main+Features12014-2016?OpenDocument=.

    5. ABS. Life Tables, States, Territories and Australia, 2013-2015. Canberra: ABS; 2017 [cited 2021 Nov 4]. Available from: https://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Lookup/3302.0.55.001Main+Features12013-2015?OpenDocument=.

    6. ABS. Life Tables, States, Territories and Australia, 2012-2014. Canberra: ABS; 2016 [cited 2021 Nov 4]. Available from: https://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Lookup/3302.0.55.001Main+Features12012-2014?OpenDocument=.

    7. ABS. Life Tables, States, Territories and Australia, 2011-2013. Canberra: ABS; 2015 [cited 2021 Nov 4]. Available from: https://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Lookup/3302.0.55.001Main+Features12011-2013?OpenDocument=.

     

    8. Ho-Huynh A, Tran A, Bray G, et al. Factors influencing breast cancer outcomes in Australia: A systematic review. Eur J Cancer Care 2019; 28(4): e13038.

    9. Lord SJ, Kiely BE, Pearson SA, et al. Metastatic breast cancer incidence, site and survival in Australia, 2001-2016: a population-based health record linkage study protocol. BMJ Open  2019; 9(2): e026414.

    The authors wish to thank the Registries of Births, Deaths and Marriages, the Coroners and the National Coronial Information System for enabling the cause of death unit record file data to be used for this publication.

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