Table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • 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
    • Report card
  • Body section
    • 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
      • 1.4 Screening mammography decreases mortality from breast cancer
    • 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
    • 4 Monitoring BreastScreen Australia using AIHW data
      • 4.1 Incidence of breast cancer
      • 4.2 Incidence of ductal carcinoma in situ
      • 4.3 Survival after a diagnosis of breast cancer
      • 4.4 Prevalence of breast cancer
      • 4.5 Mortality from breast cancer
    • 5 Monitoring other aspects of BreastScreen Australia
      • 5.1 Expenditure on BreastScreen Australia
  • End matter
    • Appendix A: Supporting data tables
      • A1 Participation
      • A2 Rescreening
      • A3 Recall to assessment
      • A4 Invasive breast cancer detection
      • A5 Ductal carcinoma in situ detection
      • A6a Interval cancers
      • A6b Program sensitivity
      • A7a Invasive breast cancer incidence
      • A7b Ductal carcinoma in situ incidence
      • A8 Mortality
    • Appendix B: BreastScreen Australia information
      • Performance indicators
      • National Accreditation Standards (NAS) Measures
    • Appendix C: Data sources
      • State and territory BreastScreen registers
      • AIHW Australian Cancer Database
      • AIHW National Mortality Database
      • ABS population data
      • AIHW Disease Expenditure Database
    • Appendix D: Classifications
      • Age
      • State or territory
      • Remoteness area
      • Socioeconomic group
      • Classification of invasive breast cancer and ductal carcinoma in situ
    • Appendix E: Statistical methods
      • Comparisons and tests of statistical significance
      • Crude rates
      • Age-specific rates
      • Age-standardised rates
      • Confidence intervals
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes
    • Related publications
    • Supplementary online data tables