Dip in breast cancer screening rates

Breast cancer screening rates have declined by about 2% in Australia over the last decade but the incidence of breast cancer has remained steady and mortality has dropped.

More than 1.4 million women aged 50-69 had a mammogram through BreastScreen Australia in 2013-14, representing about 56% of the target population (see interactive below).

The incidence of breast cancer has remained at about 292 per 100,000 women but mortality has declined from about 52 to 42 per 100,000 women since 2004.