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Australian Breast Centre: All Your Breast Services Together

Australian Breast Centre: All Your Breast Services Together
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With Mother’s Day 2018 approaching (Sunday 13th May), we thought it a fitting time to talk about the services available at Vision XRay’s Australian Breast Centre. Australia has one of the best breast cancer survival rates in the world and the chance of surviving at least 5 years is now at 90%, and 10 years 83% (source). Early detection through screening has been key to the improved prognosis for breast cancer patients. However, with an ageing population, the number of women diagnosed is expected to increase, and the work of specialist breast screening services remains as important as ever.

2017 Breast Cancer Statistics

The following statistics are taken from Breast Cancer Network Australia.

  • 7,586 women and 144 men were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2017 (an average of 48 people per day).
  •  In 2018, it is projected that 18,087 women and 148 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer.
  • Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in Australian women and accounted for 28.3% of all new cancers in Australian women in 2017.
  • 3,087 women and 28 men died from breast cancer in 2017 (an average of eight people per day).
  • Approximately 78% of new cases of breast cancer develop in women over the age of 50.
  • The average age of the first diagnosis of breast cancer in women is 61.
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    Australian Breast Centre: What We Do

    The Australian Breast Centre is a dedicated breast screening centre where our patients are comprehensively assessed through consultation, breast imaging (including breast mammography and breast ultrasound) and pathology (breast biopsy). By combining all these services under the one roof, our patients only have to attend a single appointment to have breast symptoms evaluated. Our dedicated team are breast cancer specialists who aim to provide peace of mind to patients through diagnosis, recommendations, management plans and a caring environment where all breast issues can be discussed.

    Sydney Breast Clinic Locations

    The Australian Breast Centre has 2 convenient locations in Sydney and 2 in regional NSW all with a dedicated Breast Doctor and Breast Radiologist.