Breast Cancer Statistics

Did you know that breast cancer is the most common cancer in Australian women? See below for more statistics on breast cancer, including symptoms to be aware of. It is so important for us to know our breast cancer facts.

It's often hard to know what to say or do when a friend, family member or colleague is going through breast cancer. That's why we've put together a few simple suggestions to give you some ideas. 

As part of our mission to provide ongoing support for all Australian families experiencing breast cancer, our McGrath Breast Care Nurses are health professionals specially trained to guide patients through their treatment.  Visit our McGrath Breast Care Nurse directory, to locate your nearest nurse.

The McGrath Foundation’s Curve Lurve program also emphasises the importance of breast awareness for young women around Australia by encouraging them to regularly Look, Lurve and Learn – visit the website or download the app today to become more breast aware. Any changes should be brought to the attention of your local general practitioner.

Together with Cancer Australia, Breast Cancer Network Australia and National Breast Cancer Foundation, we make up the different shades of pink which provide breast cancer support, education, research and advocacy in Australia.

Click here for more information and a further list of supportive community organisations and services that play a role in the breast cancer experience.  

Statistics sourced from Cancer Council Australia: https://canceraustralia.gov.au/affected-cancer/cancer-types/breast-cancer/breast-cancer-statistics.