Inaugural Victorian Cancer Screening Annual Statistical Report

The interactive online report will present screening numbers and participation rates for cervical, bowel and breast cancer screening programs across Victoria.


The Report

The Victorian Cancer Screening Annual Statistical Report integrates key cancer screening data up to 2022 from:

  • the National Cervical Screening Program
  • the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program
  • the BreastScreen Victoria dataset.

The Australian Centre for Prevention of Cervical Cancer (ACPCC) is funded by the Victorian Department of Health to deliver this report under the Victorian Cancer Screening Framework (VCSF).


Key Insights

Cervical Screening

  • 79% of eligible people aged 25-74 participated in the cervical screening program between 2018-2022.
  • A 7.4% increased five-year participation rate was reported in 2018-2022 compared to 2017-2021.

Breast Cancer Screening

  • 227,416 eligible women aged 50-74 had a screening mammogram in 2022.
  • A 4.2% increase in participation rate was observed in 2020-2022 compared to 2019-2021.

Bowel Screening

  • 302,476 eligible people aged 50-74 completed a bowel screening test kit in 2022. This was a decrease of approximately 11% compared to 2021.
  • Of those who completed their screening test kits in 2022, 161,814 (53.5%) were women and 140, 662 (46.5%) were men.

Contributing organisations

The Victorian Cancer Screening Annual Statistical Report is an output of the VCSF and a collaboration of all VCSF partners:

With support from the Victorian Government, these organisations are striving to improve prevention and early detection of Breast, Bowel and Cervical cancers in Victoria, particularly among priority communities.

Issues with the report?

Please contact our data and reporting team if you encounter any issues or have any feedback regarding the report.

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