Table of contents

  • Summary
  • Data at a glance
  • 1. Introduction
    • 1.1 Breast cancer
    • 1.2 Age is the greatest risk factor for breast cancer
    • 1.3 Screening can detect breast cancer early
    • 1.4 Screening mammography decreases morbidity and mortality from breast cancer
  • 2. Women aged 50–74 now targeted by BreastScreen Australia
    • 2.1 Reporting women aged 50–74
  • 3. Monitoring BreastScreen Australia using program data
    • 3.1 Screening behaviour
      • Screening
      • Rescreening
      • Screening and rescreening behaviour across ages
      • Screening behaviour across areas and groups
    • 3.2 Sensitivity of the screening test
      • How time since screen affects sensitivity
      • How age affects sensitivity
      • Specificity
    • 3.3 Detection of invasive breast cancer and ductal carcinoma in situ
      • Detection of small breast cancers
      • Detection over time
      • Detection across age groups
  • 4. Key breast cancer outcomes
    • 4.1 Incidence of breast cancer
      • Breast cancer over time
      • Breast cancer across ages
      • Breast cancer types
      • Breast cancer across areas
    • 4.2 Incidence of ductal carcinoma in situ
      • DCIS across ages
    • 4.3 Survival after a diagnosis of breast cancer
      • Survival over time
    • 4.4 Prevalence of breast cancer
    • 4.5 Mortality from breast cancer
      • Breast cancer deaths over time
      • Breast cancer deaths across ages
      • Breast cancer deaths across areas
    • 4.6 Burden of breast cancer
  • 5. Participation in BreastScreen Australia and breast cancer outcomes in Indigenous women
    • 5.1 Participation in BreastScreen Australia in Indigenous women
    • 5.2 Breast cancer outcomes in Indigenous women
      • Survival
      • Mortality
  • 6. Monitoring other aspects of BreastScreen Australia
    • 6.1 Expenditure on BreastScreen Australia
  • Appendix A: Supporting data tables
    • A1 Participation
    • A2 Rescreening
    • A3 Recall to assessment
    • A4 Invasive breast cancer detection
    • A5 Ductal carcinoma in situ detection
    • A6a Interval cancers
    • A6b Program sensitivity
    • A7a Invasive breast cancer incidence
    • A7b Ductal carcinoma in situ incidence
      • Survival after a diagnosis of breast cancer
    • A8 Mortality from breast cancer
  • Appendix B: BreastScreen Australia information
    • Performance indicators
    • National Accreditation Standards (NAS) Measures
  • Appendix C: Data sources
    • State and territory BreastScreen registers
    • AIHW Australian Cancer Database
    • AIHW National Mortality Database
      • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander deaths
    • Australian Burden of Disease Study 2015
    • AIHW Health Expenditure Database
    • ABS population data
  • Appendix D: Classifications
    • Age
    • State or territory
    • Remoteness area
    • Index of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage
    • Classification of invasive breast cancer and ductal carcinoma in situ
      • Histology
  • Appendix E: Statistical methods
    • Comparisons and tests of statistical significance
    • Crude rates
    • Age–specific rates
    • Age–standardised rates
    • Confidence intervals
    • Interpretation of confidence intervals
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Symbols
  • Glossary
  • References
  • List of tables
  • List of figures
  • List of boxes
  • Related publications

Supplementary online data tables