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9 AUSTRALIANS
LOSE THEIR LIFE
TO BREAST
CANCER
EVERY DAY

ABOUT BREAST CANCER

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer amongst women in Australia.

Its incidence is increasing – with 1 in 7 Australian women and about 1 in 600 Australian men expected to be diagnosed in their lifetime.

The disease develops when cells within the breast grow abnormally and multiply to form a tumour. Thanks to medical research, breast cancer that is contained within the breast is now largely treatable. Since the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) started funding research in 1994, the death rates from breast cancer in Australia have reduced by 43% thanks in large part to research in prevention, early detection and new and improved breast cancer treatments.

It’s progress to be proud of. But the job’s not done. 9 Australians still lose their life to the disease every single day.

Targeted, world-class research is the only way to stop women and men dying from breast cancer. By gaining a better understanding of how breast cancer tumours originate, grow and spread, we can save more lives.

NBCF is committed to funding research to reach one determined vision: Zero Deaths from breast cancer.