Younger women have poorer breast cancer survival

WOMEN in their 20s and 30s have poorer breast cancer survival rates than women aged over 40.

They're also more likely to suffer physical and psychosocial distress, and are hit harder financially.

A new AIHW report shows more than two breast cancers are diagnosed every day among women aged 20 to 39, and at least one young woman dies every week from the disease.

Young women are expected to account for 5% of new breast cancer cases in Australia in 2015, and 2.1% of breast cancer deaths.

And while breast cancer is still relatively