Examining social class as it relates to heuristics women use to determine the trustworthiness of information regarding the link between alcohol and breast cancer risk
High rates of alcohol consumption by midlife women, despite the documented risks associated with breast cancer, varies according to social class. However, we know little about how to develop equitable messaging regarding breast cancer prevention that takes into consideration class differences in the receipt and...
‘Oh well, wine o’clock’: what midlife women told us about drinking – and why it’s so hard to stop
While alcohol reduction campaigns ask us to check our relationship with alcohol, emphasising the role it can play in causing violence and disease, this research has found many Australian women view alcohol in a different way. Many don’t see alcohol as only a bad thing...
Knowledge of breast cancer and breast self-examination practices and its barriers among university female students in Bangladesh: findings from a cross-sectional study
Early diagnosis of breast cancer is the best approach towards its control that may result in alleviating related mortality and morbidity. This study aimed to evaluate knowledge about breast cancer and both practices and perceived barriers to breast self-examination among female university students in Bangladesh...
Lifestyle interventions through participatory research: a mixed-methods systematic review of alcohol and other breast cancer behavioural risk factors
The carcinogenic nature of alcohol has been known for over twenty years; however, this has failed to translate into significant behavioural, practice, or policy change. This systematic review examines peer-reviewed research studies where participants were involved in the research process and the outcomes related to...
Barriers and facilitators to participation in breast, bowel and cervical cancer screening in rural Victoria: a qualitative study
Population cancer screening rates are around 50% for the general population and even lower in rural areas. This study aimed to explore knowledge, attitudes, behaviours, motivators and barriers to breast, bowel and cervical screening participation in under-screened men and women with the aim of increasing...
Review of the impact of COVID-19 on medical services and procedures in Australia utilising MBS data: skin, breast and colorectal cancers, and telehealth services
This report provides findings from an analysis of Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) for the months January 2020 to June 2020 to understand where changes in the number of cancer-related services have occurred, and the types of services affected during the COVID-19 pandemic. This analyses focuses...
Cancer screening in Australia: future directions in melanoma, Lynch syndrome, and liver, lung and prostate cancers
In this paper, experts in their fields provide perspectives on the current state of play and future directions for screening and surveillance for melanoma, Lynch syndrome, and liver, lung and prostate cancers in Australia.
Improving breast cancer screening in Australia: a public health perspective
Abstract: There are currently no single disruptors to breast cancer screening akin to the impact of human papillomavirus testing and vaccination on cervical cancer screening. However, there is a groundswell of interest to review the BreastScreen Australia program to consider more risk-based screening protocols and...
BreastScreen Australia data dictionary
The BreastScreen Australia data dictionary is intended to be the authoritative source of data definitions used by BreastScreen Australia to meet the need for national consistency in data collected for program monitoring and evaluation, and for accreditation of BreastScreen Australia services.
A community perspective: on Human Papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancer among women and trans and gender diverse people
In 2016, Positive Life NSW conducted an anonymous online anal cancer awareness survey targeting women and trans and gender diverse PLHIV, and other HIV-negative women and, trans and gender diverse people across Australia. This survey report outlines the findings.
Analysis of breast cancer outcomes and screening behaviour for BreastScreen Australia
This analysis found that screen-detected breast cancers were less likely to cause death than never-screened breast cancers for all age groups eligible to screen. The results include outcomes using different correction factors for lead-time bias and screening selection bias that may be more appropriate for...
Analysis of cancer outcomes and screening behaviour of cancer screening programs in Australia
This is the first report from an Australian-first project combining data from the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program, BreastScreen Australia, and the National Cervical Screening Program. Screen-detected breast, cervical and bowel cancers were less likely to cause death than non-screen-detected cancers, with analyses also revealing...
Breast Cancer Network Australia's state of the nation report
Reflecting on twenty years of consumer advocacy, Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) asks in this report what does it feel like to be diagnosed with and treated for breast cancer in Australia today?
Breast cancer in young women: key facts about breast cancer in women in their 20s and 30s
Provides an overview of breast cancer, risk factors for young women, breast cancer detection and diagnosis methods, and key summary measures including incidence, hospitalisations, survival and mortality. SummaryBreast cancer in young women is the first national report to present key data specific to breast cancer...
BreastScreen Australia data dictionary
This dictionary is intended to be the authoritative source of data definitions used by BreastScreen Australia to meet the need for national consistency in data collected for program monitoring and evaluation, and for accreditation of BreastScreen Australia services.
Not just an older woman’s disease: breast cancer in your 20s and 30s
This report draws attention to the unique challenges faced by the 800 young women per year diagnosed with breast cancer in Australia.
Cervical screening in Australia 2000-2001 and 1999-2000
This is the third annual report based on key program activity, performance and outcome indicators to monitor the achievements of the National Cervical Screening Program. The report provides a comprehensive national picture of cervical screening in Australia for 2000-2001 and 1999-2000. The report presents most...