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Cancer Trends Progress Report – 2009/2010 Update

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Prevention
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Environmental Toxins
Early Detection
Breast and Cervical Cancers
Colorectal Cancer
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Bladder, Breast, Colorectal
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Life After Cancer
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Life After Cancer
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Summary Table: Early Detection – Breast and Cervical Cancers

Only one measure per topic is displayed in the summary table. A complete set of measures, where they exist, can be found in the report.

Trend key: green - headed in the right direction
  red - headed in the wrong direction
  black - stable or non-significant change (NSC)
  blue - Healthy People 2010 target


  Breast cancer screening
1987–2005
Cervical cancer screening
1987–2005
Measure Percentage of women aged 40 years and older, by racial/ethnic, geographic, and low-income groups, who reported having had a mammogram within the past 2 years. Percentage of women aged 18 years and older who reported they had a Pap test within the past 3 years.
Recent summary trend*
Falling
2000–2005
Falling
2000–2005
Desired direction
Rising 
Rising 
Trend details

Rising, then stable,
then falling

Rising, then falling


Most recent estimate In 2005, 67 percent of women aged 40 years and older had a mammogram within the past 2 years, a statistically significant drop from 70 percent in 2003. In 2005, 78 percent of women aged 18 years and older had a Pap test within the past 3 years, down from 79 percent in 2003.
Healthy People 2010 target Increase to 70 percent the proportion of women aged 40 years and older who have had a mammogram within the past 2 years. Increase to 90 percent the proportion of women aged 18 years and older who have received a Pap test within the past 3 years.
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* Summary trend (generally 5 most recent years) as characterized by the Average Annual Percent Change (AAPC).

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