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Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. In 2018, it is estimated that 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer before age 85.
BreastScreen Australia provides free breast screening every two years for all well women without symptoms in Australia aged 50 to 74 years. Women aged 40 to 49 and those aged over 74 can also be screened free of charge, however they are not send invitation letters.
For younger women, breast awareness - awareness by a woman of the normal look and feel of her breasts, or examination as part of a regular medical examination is recommended.