Population-based screening is an organised, systematic and integrated process of testing for signs of cancer or pre-cancerous conditions in populations without obvious symptoms. Programs target specific populations and/or age groups where evidence shows screening to be most effective.
of women aged 50–74 participated in BreastScreen Australia in 2015–2016
of women aged 20–69 participated in the National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP) in 2014–2015
of invited people aged 50–74 participated in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) in 2014–2015
participants who screened through BreastScreen Australia were diagnosed with an invasive breast cancer or ductal carcinoma in situ in 2014
participants who screened through the NCSP were diagnosed with a high grade abnormality (pre-cancerous condition) in 2014
participants who had a diagnostic assessment following a NBCSP positive screening test result were diagnosed with a confirmed or suspected cancer
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