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BreastScreen Australia

Identifying and definitional attributes

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The National Program for the Early Detection of Breast Cancer, now known as BreastScreen Australia, was established by the Commonwealth and the states and territories in 1991 and is now recognised as one of the most comprehensive population-based screening programs in the world. BreastScreen Australia is targeted specifically at well women without symptoms aged 50-69, although women aged 40-49 and 70 years and older are able to attend for screening.

Link to data source:Help on this termhttp://www.cancerscreening.gov.au/internet/screening/publishing.nsf/Content/breastscreen-about

Collection and usage attributes

Frequency:Help on this termAnnual
Comments:Help on this termData from the state and territory screening programs is complied by AIHW for reporting.

Source and reference attributes

Data custodian:Help on this termDepartment of Health and Ageing