Cancer screening programs aim to reduce illness and death from selected cancers. This report presents the latest information on participation in Australia’s national bowel cancer, breast cancer and cervical screening programs. Quarterly national activity data summarising bowel and cervical screening tests and breast screening mammograms are disaggregated by state and territory. Screening participation rates are presented for Australia, states and territories, Primary Health Network areas and smaller local geographies.
- Cat. no: CAN 114
846,000 bowel cancer screening invites were sent and 363,000 completed kits were returned in the March quarter 2023
50% of women aged 50–74 participated in BreastScreen Australia in 2021–2022 (preliminary)
268,000 Cervical Screening Tests were performed for participants aged 25–74 in the March quarter 2023
259,000 screening mammograms were performed for women aged 50–74 in the March quarter 2023