BreastScreen Australia

BreastScreen Australia aims to reduce illness and death from breast cancer through an organised approach to the early detection of breast cancer, using screening mammography to detect unsuspected breast cancer in women.

The data presented here are reported against the BreastScreen Australia indicators. For further details on the BreastScreen Australia indicators, see BreastScreen Australia data dictionary: version 1.1.

Latest BreastScreen Australia performance indicator results, by Primary Health Network and SA3
Indicator Time period Overall rate
Indicator 1: Participation

(select ‘BreastScreen’—top left of dynamic data screen)
2014–2015 53.7%
Indicator 2: Rescreening  
Indicator 3: Recall to assessment  
Indicator 4: Invasive breast cancer detection  
Indicator 5: DCIS detection  
Indicator 6: Sensitivity—Interval cancers and Program sensitivity  
Indicator 7: Incidence of breast cancer

(select ‘Breast’—using the drop down list)
2006–2010(a) 115.1 cases per 100,000
Indicator 7: Incidence of DCIS  
Indicator 8: Mortality from breast cancer

(select ‘Breast’—using the drop down list)
2009–2013(a) 21.4 cases per 100,000
  1. Latest year of complete national cancer data is reported. Five-year counts are required due to confidentiality and reliability concerns.

Source: AIHW analysis of BreastScreen Australia data; Australian Cancer Database 2012; National Mortality Database.