BreastScreen and Cancer Detection

Published 30 May 2013 By
BreastScreen and Cancer Detection

In December 2012, the South Australian government announced that BreastScreen South Australia had noticed a decrease in small cancer detection rates through regular quality monitoring. A full investigation followed, and the images of more than 50,000 women were re-read by a team of interstate radiologists. SA Health Minister Jack Snelling has now released a full report into the lower than expected cancer detection rates following the implementation of digital screening technology.

BreastScreen Victoria advises that the Victorian cancer detection rate has remained stable over the last five years. Victoria complies with national standards in auditing and quality assurance processes.

The rollout of digital technology in Victoria has a rigorous evaluation framework in place to ensure that during the transition quality measures, including image reject rates, recall to assessment rates, core biopsy rates and cancer detection rates are monitored and maintained.

Regular screening mammograms are the best way to find breast cancer early, before any symptoms are noticed and when treatment is likely to be most successful. The biggest risk factor for breast cancer is being a woman over 50 years of age. Detection and appropriate treatment can significantly improve breast cancer survival.

Upcoming Events

  • There is no upcoming event.
View more events

What the media is saying about us

Where are Nina & Marjorie?

Where are Nina & Marjorie?

Nina and Marjorie are BreastScreen Victoria's mobile screening services.

Learn more about the vans

Follow the vans throughout Victoria