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released: 23 Jun 2014 author: AIHW media release

This report presents statistics on the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program for Australians invited to take part from July 2012 to June 2013. Just over 320,000 of those invited chose to screen, with about 23,500 found to require further assessment. One out of every 17 assessments detected an advanced adenoma (precancerous lesion), and a bowel cancer was detected in 1 out of every 32 assessments.

ISBN 978-1-74249-585-9; Cat. no. CAN 81; 142pp.; $17

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
      • How many 2012-13 invitees participated in the NBCSP?
      • How many positive screening results were there?
      • How many bowel cancers and adenomas were detected?
      • Were there differences between subgroups participating in the NBCSP?
    • 2012-13 NBCSP data at a glance
  • Body section
    • Section 1 Introduction
      • Structure of this report
      • Overview of bowel cancer and bowel screening
      • Terminology and concepts used in this report
      • Data considerations
    • Section 2 Performance measures
      • Structure of this section
      • 1 Participation
      • 2 Faecal occult blood test outcomes
      • 3 Follow-up of positive FOBT results
      • 4 Bowel abnormality detection
      • 5 Adverse events
      • 6 Incidence of bowel cancer
      • 7 Mortality from bowel cancer
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A Additional data
      • Appendix B National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) information
      • Appendix C Data sources and classifications
      • Appendix D Statistical methods
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes
    • Related publications

Recommended citation

AIHW 2014. National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: monitoring report 2012-2013. Cancer series 84. Cat. no. CAN 81. Canberra: AIHW.

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