Population-based screening is an organised, systematic and integrated process of testing for signs of cancer or pre-cancerous conditions in populations without obvious symptoms. Programs target specific populations and/or age groups where evidence shows screening to be most effective.
More reports and statistics on cancer screening can be found under Cancer.
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There were around 13,000 more screening mammograms performed In September 2020 than in September 2018
There were fewer cervical screening tests in 2020 but COVID-19 impact cannot yet be quantified due to program change
Screen-detected cervical cancers less likely to cause death than cervical cancers diagnosed in never-screened women
Participation in cervical screening was higher in HPV-vaccinated women than in unvaccinated women
Latest rates, trends & data visualisations.
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