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Value of Australia's BreastScreen programme confirmed

This article was originally published in Clinica

Executive Summary

The number of women in Australia being diagnosed with breast cancer is rising, according to a new report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. However, according to BreastScreen Australia Monitoring Report 2003-2004, early detection and improved treatments have led to a 26% decrease in the mortality rate from breast cancer for women aged 50-69 (the age group for which free screening is provided every two years). In the 14 years to 2004, the death rate dropped by 2.1% per year, to 50.9 per 100,000 in 2004, whereas it stood at 68.5 per 100,000 in 1990. The incidence of invasive breast cancers in the target age group is high. In 2004, 3,851 invasive breast cancers were detected across all groups, of which 2,733 were found in women in the target age group.

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