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released: 18 Apr 2007 author: Department of Health and Ageing & AIHW media release

Breast cancer is the most common cause of death from cancer in Australian women. The BreastScreen Australia program aims to reduce mortality and morbidity from breast cancer by maximising early detection. BreastScreen Australia monitoring report 2003-2004 is the eighth annual report based on key program activity, performance and outcome indicators to monitor the achievements of the BreastScreen Australia program. It presents the most recent information on participation in breast screening, cancer detection, program sensitivity and recall to assessment and rescreening rates. In addition, the report presents national breast cancer incidence and mortality data to provide a context for these indicators of ssreening activity. Where possible, the data are presented by state and territory as well as nationally. This report will be relevant to anyone with an interest in women's health or breast screening, including health planners and administrators, various health practitioners, academic researchers and the general public.

ISSN 1039-3307; ISBN 978 174024 672 9; Cat. no. CAN 31; 180pp.; INTERNET ONLY

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material (215K PDF)
    • Half title page and verso
    • Title page and verso
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgements
    • Abbreviations
    • Executive summary
    • Summary table
  • Sections
    • Indicator 1: Participation (161K PDF)
      • Participation rate
      • The participation indicator
    • Indicator 2: Detection of small invasive cancers (185K PDF)
      • Small invasive cancer detection rate
      • The small invasive cancer detection indicator
    • Indicator 3: Sensitivity (178K PDF)
      • 3a. Interval cancer rate
      • Interval cancer rate indicator
      • 3b. Program sensitivity
      • The sensitivity indicator
    • Indicator 4: Detection of ductal carcinoma in situ (155K PDF)
      • Ductal carcinoma in situ detection rate
      • The DCIS detection indicator
    • Indicator 5: Recall to assessment (141K PDF)
      • Recall to assessment rate
      • The recall to assessment indicator
    • Indicator 6: Rescreening (157K PDF)
      • Rescreen rate
      • The rescreen indicator
    • Indicator 7: Incidence (156K PDF)
      • 7a. Incidence of breast cancer
      • 7b. Incidence of ductal carcinoma in situ
    • Indicator 8: Mortality (161K PDF)
      • Mortality rate
      • The mortality indicator
  • End matter
    • Tables (316K PDF)
      • Indicator 1: Participation
      • Indicator 2: Detection of small invasive cancers
      • Indicator 3: Sensitivity
        1. Interval cancer rate
        2. Program sensitivity
      • Indicator 4: Ductal carcinoma in situ
      • Indicator 5: Recall to assessment
      • Indicator 6: Rescreen
      • Indicator 7: Incidence
        1. Incidence of breast cancer
        2. Incidence of ductal carcinoma in-situ
      • Indicator 8: Mortality
    • Appendixes (201K PDF)
      1. Data and statistical issues
      2. Tables published on the Internet
      3. BreastScreen Australia state programs contact list
    • Glossary
    • References

Appendix tables (971K PDF)

Note: Excel files are in 2003 format.

Indicators

  • Indicator 1: Participation (Tables 1-26) (130K XLS)
  • Indicator 2: Invasive cancers (Tables 27-82) (236K XLS)
  • Indicator 3a: Interval cancers (Tables 83-94) (70K XLS)
  • Indicator 3b: Program sensitivity (Tables 95-102) (45K XLS)
  • Indicator 4: DCIS (Tables 103-130) (84K XLS)
  • Indicator 5: Recall to assessment (Tables 131-158) (135K XLS)
  • Indicator 6: Rescreening (Tables 159-170) (73K XLS)
  • Indicator 7a: Incidence (Tables 171-180) (72K XLS)
  • Indicator 7b: DCIS incidence (Tables 181-184) (27K XLS)
  • Indicator 8: Mortality (Tables 185-196) (83K XLS)

Indicator trends

  • Indicator 1 - Participation (45K XLS)
  • Indicator 2 - Invasive cancers (44K XLS)
  • Indicator 3a - Interval cancers (35K XLS)
  • Indicator 3b - Program sensitivity (26K XLS)
  • Indicator 4 - DCIS (28K XLS)
  • Indicator 5 - Recall to assessment (32K XLS)
  • Indicator 6 - Rescreening (28K XLS)
  • Indicator 7a - Incidence (51K XLS)
  • Indicator 7b - DCIS incidence (21K XLS)
  • Indicator 8 - Mortality (56K XLS)

Recommended citation

Department of Health and Ageing & AIHW 2007. BreastScreen Australia monitoring report 2003-2004. Cancer series no. 36. Cat. no. CAN 31. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 30 March 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442467964>.

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