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The target participation rate for BreastScreen has not yet been reached by any Australian jurisdiction. Qualitative research of barriers to screening may provide insight into how the participation rate may be increased.

We found no overall association of smoking or alcohol consumption with breast cancer risk, but differences in risk were observed when familial risk profiles and estrogen receptor status were taking into consideration.

During 1982-2013, AIHW estimates were consistently higher than our competing mortality-adjusted estimates of lifetime risks of diagnosis and death.

Physical activity may reduce breast cancer risk by about 20% for women across the risk continuum, including those at higher-than-average risk due to their family history or genetic susceptibility.

Women with a history of benign breast disease have an increased risk of breast cancer that is independent of, and multiplies, their underlying familial and genetic risk.