Reports and publications (published elsewhere)

BreastScreen Australia monitoring report 2010-2011

Posted on: 25 November, 2013
Issue: Vol 13 No 4, October 2013 - December 2013
Related to Deaths Cancer Health services Women

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)
BreastScreen Australia monitoring report 2010-2011
Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report is the latest annual monitoring report for BreastScreen Australia on breast cancer in Australia. It provides data from the 2010-2011 period of participation in BreastScreen Australia along with the latest available data on breast cancer incidence and mortality, including data for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The report features statistics referring to women in the age range of 50 to 69 years old who have been diagnosed with or died from breast cancer. The new data indicates that breast cancer mortality has decreased from 68 to 43 per 100,000 women between 1991 (when BreastScreen Australia began) and 2010. This has been attributed to the early detection of cancers through BreastScreen Australia, along with advances in management and treatment. The report results show that breast cancer is the second most common cause of cancer related deaths for Australian women after lung cancer. It also calls attention to the difference between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous women undertaking breastscreen mammograms, showing only 36% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women having screening mammograms in 2010-2011, compared with 54% of non-Indigenous women.

Abstract adapted from BreastScreen Australia

scroll to the top