Breast Screening Service

Department/Agency

The National Cancer Screening Service

Key information

Numbers of women screened and recalled, numbers of biopsies and of cancers diagnosed, detection rate, etc, distinguishing first screenings from subsequent screenings. Screening outcome is also classified by age group and region. Percentage of women with non-operative diagnosis of cancer and percentage adherence to the BreastCheck womens charter parameters.

Source

BreastCheck programme administrative data.

Scope

Women contacted by the BreastCheck programme.

Frequency

Annual

Reference period

Calendar year

Start date

2000

Timeliness

12 months after the end of the reference period

Classifications

  • Age
    50-54 years; 55-59; 60-64 years.
  • Region
    Dublin and North-east; Dublin and Mid-Leinster; Southern; Western.

Theme

People and Society - Health

Page Created

2009-03-03

Page Modified

2015-07-31

Keywords

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