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released: 1 Oct 2015 author: AIHW media release

The BreastScreen Australia monitoring report 2012–2013 presents the latest national statistics in the monitoring of BreastScreen Australia, which aims to reduce illness and death resulting from breast cancer through organised screening to detect cases of unsuspected breast cancer in women, thus enabling early intervention. Around 55% of women in the target age group 50–69 took part in the program, with more than 1.4 million women screening in 2012–2013. Breast cancer mortality in 2012 was 44 deaths per 100,000 women.

ISSN 1039-3307 (Print) 2205-4855 (PDF); ISBN 978-1-74249-814-0; Cat. no. CAN 93; 95pp.; $15

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
      • Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in Australian women
      • More than half of targeted women participate in BreastScreen Australia
      • Some women are recalled for further investigation
      • More than half the cancers detected by BreastScreen Australia are small
  • Body section
    • Report card
    • Navigating changes in this report
    • 1 Introduction
      • 1.1 Breast cancer
      • 1.2 Age is the greatest risk factor for breast cancer
      • 1.3 Screening can detect breast cancer early
    • 2 Recent change to the target age range of BreastScreen Australia
      • 2.1 Women aged 50-74 now targeted
      • 2.2 Changes to reporting
    • 3 Monitoring BreastScreen Australia using program data
      • 3.1 Screening behaviour
      • 3.2 Sensitivity of the screening test
      • 3.3 Detection of invasive breast cancer and ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)
    • 4 Monitoring BreastScreen Australia using AIHW data
      • 4.1 Incidence of breast cancer
      • 4.2 Incidence of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)
      • 4.3 Mortality from breast cancer
    • 5 Monitoring other aspects of BreastScreen Australia
      • 5.1 Expenditure on BreastScreen Australia
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A: Supporting data tables
        • A1 Participation
        • A2 Rescreening
        • A3 Recall to assessment
        • A4 Invasive breast cancer detection
        • A5 Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) detection
        • A6a Interval cancers
        • A6b Program sensitivity
        • A7a Invasive breast cancer incidence
        • A7b Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) incidence
        • A8 Mortality
      • Appendix B: BreastScreen Australia information
      • Appendix C: Data sources
      • Appendix D: BreastScreen Australia 2012-2013 Data Quality Statement
      • Appendix E: Classifications
      • Appendix F: Statistical methods
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes
    • Related publications
    • Supplementary data tables

Recommended citation

AIHW 2015. BreastScreen Australia monitoring report 2012–2013. Cancer series no. 95. Cat. no. CAN 93. Canberra: AIHW.

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