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released: 6 Dec 2011 author: AIHW media release

BreastScreen Australia aims to reduce morbidity and mortality from breast cancer through organised breast cancer screening. This report presents national statistics for the program. More than 1.3 million women aged 50-69 participated in BreastScreen Australia in 2008-2009, equivalent to around 55% of the target age group. Deaths from breast cancer are at an historic low at 47 deaths per 100,000 women aged 50-69 in 2007.

ISSN 1039-3307; ISBN 978-1-74249-261-2; Cat. no. CAN 60; 98pp.; Internet Only

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
      • BreastScreen Australia
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
      • How many women were diagnosed with, or died from, breast cancer?
      • How many women participated in BreastScreen Australia?
      • How many women were recalled for further investigation?
      • How many women had a breast cancer detected?
  • Body section
    • Data at a glance
    • Section 1 Introductory material
      • Structure of this report
      • Overview of breast cancer and breast cancer screening
        • What is breast cancer?
        • How common is breast cancer in Australia?
        • What causes breast cancer?
        • How do we screen for breast cancer?
        • Why screen for breast cancer?
        • How is breast cancer screening managed in Australia?
        • Who is eligible to participate in BreastScreen Australia?
        • How is BreastScreen Australia monitored?
          • Performance indicators
          • Accreditation standards
      • Data considerations
        • Data sources
        • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women
        • Reporting women with symptoms
      • Terminology and concepts used in this report
        • Reporting epochs
        • Trends
        • Age groups
        • Statistical significance
    • Section 2 Performance indicators
      • Indicator 1 Participation
        • What do we mean by participation?
        • Key results
          • 2008–2009
          • Trends
        • Detailed analyses
          • Participation in 2008–2009
          • Participation trends
          • Participation by age
          • Participation by state and territory
          • Participation by location of residence
          • Participation by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status
          • Participation by main language spoken at home
      • Indicator 2 Rescreening
        • What do we mean by rescreening?
        • Key results
          • Women rescreening after a screen in 2006
          • Women rescreening after a screen in 2007
        • Background information
        • Detailed analyses
          • Rescreening after a screen in 2006 or 2007
          • Rescreening trends
          • Rescreening by age
          • Rescreening by state and territory
      • Indicator 3 Recall to assessment
        • What do we mean by recall to assessment?
        • Key results
          • 2009
          • Trends
        • Background information
        • Detailed analyses
          • Recall to assessment in 2009
          • Recall to assessment trends
          • Recall to assessment by age
          • Recall to assessment by state and territory
      • Indicator 4 Invasive breast cancer detection
        • What do we mean by invasive breast cancer detection?
        • Key results
          • 2009
          • Trends
        • Detailed analyses
          • Invasive breast cancer detection in 2009
          • Invasive breast cancer detection trends
          • Invasive breast cancer detection by age
          • Invasive breast cancer detection by state and territory
      • Indicator 5 Ductal carcinoma in situ detection
        • What do we mean by ductal carcinoma in situ?
        • Key results
          • 2009
          • Trends
        • Background information
        • Detailed analyses
          • DCIS detection in 2009
          • DCIS detection trends for 1996 to 2009
          • Detection of DCIS by age
          • Detection of DCIS by state and territory
      • Indicator 6a Interval cancers
        • What do we mean by interval cancers?
        • Key results
          • Interval cancers for the index years 2004, 2005 and 2006
        • Background information
        • Detailed analyses
          • Interval cancers for the index years 2004, 2005 and 2006
          • Interval cancer trends
          • Interval cancer by age
      • Indicator 6b Program sensitivity
        • What do we mean by program sensitivity?
        • Key results
          • Program sensitivity for the index years 2004, 2005 and 2006
        • Detailed analyses
          • Program sensitivity for the index years 2004, 2005 and 2006
          • Program sensitivity trends
          • Program sensitivity by age
          • Program sensitivity by state and territory
      • Indicator 7a Invasive breast cancer incidence
        • What do we mean by invasive breast cancer?
        • Key results
          • Invasive breast cancer incidence in 2007
          • Invasive breast cancer incidence across remoteness areas
          • Invasive breast cancer incidence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander women
        • Background information
        • Detailed analysis
          • Invasive breast cancer incidence in 2007
          • Invasive breast cancer incidence trends
          • Invasive breast cancer incidence by age
          • Invasive breast cancer incidence by state and territory
          • Incidence of invasive breast cancer by remoteness area
          • Invasive breast cancer incidence by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status
      • Indicator 7b Ductal carcinoma in situ incidence
        • What do we mean by ductal carcinoma in situ?
        • Key results
          • Ductal carcinoma in situ incidence in 2007
        • Background information
        • Detailed analyses
          • Ductal carcinoma in situ incidence 2007
          • Ductal carcinoma in situ incidence trends
          • Ductal carcinoma in situ incidence by age
          • Ductal carcinoma in situ incidence by state and territory
      • Indicator 8 Mortality
        • What do we mean by mortality?
        • Key results
          • Mortality in 2007
          • Mortality in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women
        • Background information
        • Detailed analyses
          • Mortality in 2007
          • Mortality trends
          • Breast cancer mortality by age
          • Mortality from invasive breast cancer by state and territory
          • Mortality from invasive breast cancer by remoteness area
          • Mortality from breast cancer by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A Additional data
        • Rates and associated confidence intervals
          • Indicator 1 Participation 2008–2009
          • Indicator 2 Rescreening 2006 & 2007
          • Indicator 3 Recall to assessment 2009
          • Indicator 4 Invasive breast cancer detection 2009
          • Indicator 5 Ductal carcinoma in situ detection 2009
      • Appendix B BreastScreen Australia information
        • BreastScreen Australia definitions
          • Target age group
          • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status
          • Main language spoken at home
          • Tumour size
          • Screening round
        • Data sources
          • BreastScreen Australia data
          • Incidence data
          • Mortality data
          • Population data
        • Classifications
          • Age
          • State or territory
          • Remoteness area
          • Socioeconomic status
          • BreastScreen Australia classifications
      • Appendix D Statistical methods
        • Comparisons and tests of statistical significance
          • Crude rates
          • Age-specific rates
          • Age-standardised rates (AS rates)
          • Confidence intervals
            • Interpretation of confidence intervals
        • Small counts
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • Related publications

Recommended citation

AIHW 2011. BreastScreen Australia monitoring report 2008-2009. Cancer series no. 63. Cat. no. CAN 60. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 25 April 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737420599>.

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