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About breast cancer

Breast cancer is a malignant tumour that originates in the cells of the breast. Cancer develops when cells grow abnormally and multiply. These abnormal cells develop into cancerous growths that can, in some cases, spread (metastasise) to other areas of the body. Breast cancer occurs predominantly in females, although in rare instances men can also develop the disease.

 

Facts and stats

Key facts and stats about breast cancer in Australia.
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Resources

Useful support information for those affected by breast cancer
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What you need to know

Find out more information on preventing and living with breast cancer
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