BreastScreen Australia is the national breast cancer screening program. It aims to reduce illness and death from breast cancer through an organised approach to the early detection of breast cancer, using screening mammography to detect unsuspected breast cancer in women. Detection at an early stage provides an opportunity for early treatment, which can reduce illness and death. Women aged 40 and over are eligible for free mammograms every 2 years.
This report is the latest in the BreastScreen Australia monitoring report series, which is published annually to provide regular monitoring of BreastScreen Australia. The latest data available for women aged 50–74―the target age group since 1 July 2013―are presented.
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(Source: Australian Institute of Health & Welfare)