Breast, Cervical, and Colorectal Cancers - Early Detection Summary Table

Only one measure per topic is displayed in the summary table. A complete set of measures, where they exist, can be found by following the More Information link in the table below.

Legend:
green line green - headed in the right direction
red line red - headed in the wrong direction
black line black - stable or non-significant change (NSC)
purple purple - indeterminate
blue blue - Healthy People 2030 target
Measure Name Breast Cancer Screening Cervical Cancer Screening Colorectal Cancer Screening Lung Cancer Screening Prostate Cancer Screening
Year Range 1987-2019 1987-2019 2000-2019 2010-2015 2005-2018
Measure

The percentage of women aged 50 to 74 years who reported having had a mammogram within the past 2 years, by race/ethnicity, income, and education level.

The percentage of women aged 21 to 65 years who were up-to-date with cervical cancer screening, by race/ethnicity, income, and education level. For 2013 and before, up-to-date was defined as having a Pap test within the past 3 years. For 2014-2018, up-to date is defined as having a Pap test within the past 3 years for all women aged 21 to 65 years, or having a Pap test, with or without an HPV test, in the past 5 years for women aged 30 to 65 years.

Colorectal cancer tests: The percentage of adults aged 50 to 75 years who were up-to-date with colorectal cancer screening, by sex, race/ethnicity, income, education level, and contributing test type. Before 2016, up-to-date was defined as having FOBT every year, a sigmoidoscopy every 5 years in combination with FOBT every 3 years, or a colonoscopy every 10 years.

Percentage of adults at risk for lung cancer due to smoking, aged 55-80 years, who had a CT scan to check for lung cancer within the past year, by sex, race/ethnicity, income, education level, age, and smoking pack years.

The percentage of men aged 55 to 69 years who reported having had a PSA test within the past year, by race/ethnicity, income, education level, and age. This provides information about the use of PSA testing in the population. 

Recent Summary Trend Stable Falling Rising Non-Significant Change Stable
Recent Summary Trend Year Range 2015-2019 2015-2019 2015-2019 2010-2015 2013-2018
Desired Direction Rising Rising Rising Rising Rising
Summary Graph Summary graph for Breast Cancer Screening, Click to see detailed view of graph Summary graph for Cervical Cancer Screening, Click to see detailed view of graph Summary graph for Colorectal Cancer Screening, Click to see detailed view of graph Summary graph for Lung Cancer Screening, Click to see detailed view of graph Summary graph for Prostate Cancer Screening, Click to see detailed view of graph
Trends and Most Recent Estimates In 2019, 76.4% of women aged 50-74 years had a mammogram within the past 2 years. In 2019, 73.5% of women aged 21-65 were up-to-date with cervical cancer screening In 2019, 67.1% of adults aged 50-75 had received a home FOBT in the last year or had a sigmoidoscopy in the past 5 years or had a colonoscopy in the past 10 years. In 2015, 4.5% of adults aged 55-80 years who were at risk for lung cancer due to smoking had a CT scan to check for lung cancer within the past year. In 2018, 39.0% of men aged 55-69 years had a PSA test within the past year.
Healthy People 2030 Target Increase the proportion of women who receive a breast cancer screening based on the most recent guidelines to 77.1% Increase the proportion of women who receive a cervical cancer screening based on the most recent guidelines to 84.3% Increase the proportion of adults who receive a colorectal cancer screening based on the most recent guidelines to 74.4%

Increase the proportion of adults who receive a lung cancer screening based on the most recent guidelines to 7.5%

There is no Healthy People 2020 target for receiving prostate cancer screening.
More Information Breast Cancer Screening Cervical Cancer Screening Colorectal Cancer Screening Lung Cancer Screening Prostate Cancer Screening
Last Updated July 2021 July 2021 July 2021 July 2021 July 2021
Measure Name: Lung Cancer Screening
Measure Name Lung Cancer Screening
Year Range 2010-2015
Measure

Percentage of adults at risk for lung cancer due to smoking, aged 55-80 years, who had a CT scan to check for lung cancer within the past year, by sex, race/ethnicity, income, education level, age, and smoking pack years.

Recent Summary Trend Non-Significant Change
Recent Summary Trend Year Range 2010-2015
Desired Direction Rising
Summary Graph Summary graph for Lung Cancer Screening, Click to see detailed view of graph
Trends and Most Recent Estimates In 2015, 4.5% of adults aged 55-80 years who were at risk for lung cancer due to smoking had a CT scan to check for lung cancer within the past year.
Healthy People 2020 Target

Increase the proportion of adults who receive a lung cancer screening based on the most recent guidelines to 7.5%

More Information Lung Cancer Screening
Measure Name: Prostate Cancer Screening
Measure Name Prostate Cancer Screening
Year Range 2005-2018
Measure

The percentage of men aged 55 to 69 years who reported having had a PSA test within the past year, by race/ethnicity, income, education level, and age. This provides information about the use of PSA testing in the population. 

Recent Summary Trend Stable
Recent Summary Trend Year Range 2013-2018
Desired Direction Rising
Summary Graph Summary graph for Prostate Cancer Screening, Click to see detailed view of graph
Trends and Most Recent Estimates In 2018, 39.0% of men aged 55-69 years had a PSA test within the past year.
Healthy People 2020 Target There is no Healthy People 2020 target for receiving prostate cancer screening.
More Information Prostate Cancer Screening
Measure Name: Breast Cancer Screening
Measure Name Breast Cancer Screening
Year Range 1987-2019
Measure

The percentage of women aged 50 to 74 years who reported having had a mammogram within the past 2 years, by race/ethnicity, income, and education level.

Recent Summary Trend Stable
Recent Summary Trend Year Range 2015-2019
Desired Direction Rising
Summary Graph Summary graph for Breast Cancer Screening, Click to see detailed view of graph
Trends and Most Recent Estimates In 2019, 76.4% of women aged 50-74 years had a mammogram within the past 2 years.
Healthy People 2020 Target Increase the proportion of women who receive a breast cancer screening based on the most recent guidelines to 77.1%
More Information Breast Cancer Screening
Measure Name: Cervical Cancer Screening
Measure Name Cervical Cancer Screening
Year Range 1987-2019
Measure

The percentage of women aged 21 to 65 years who were up-to-date with cervical cancer screening, by race/ethnicity, income, and education level. For 2013 and before, up-to-date was defined as having a Pap test within the past 3 years. For 2014-2018, up-to date is defined as having a Pap test within the past 3 years for all women aged 21 to 65 years, or having a Pap test, with or without an HPV test, in the past 5 years for women aged 30 to 65 years.

Recent Summary Trend Falling
Recent Summary Trend Year Range 2015-2019
Desired Direction Rising
Summary Graph Summary graph for Cervical Cancer Screening, Click to see detailed view of graph
Trends and Most Recent Estimates In 2019, 73.5% of women aged 21-65 were up-to-date with cervical cancer screening
Healthy People 2020 Target Increase the proportion of women who receive a cervical cancer screening based on the most recent guidelines to 84.3%
More Information Cervical Cancer Screening
Measure Name: Colorectal Cancer Screening
Measure Name Colorectal Cancer Screening
Year Range 2000-2019
Measure

Colorectal cancer tests: The percentage of adults aged 50 to 75 years who were up-to-date with colorectal cancer screening, by sex, race/ethnicity, income, education level, and contributing test type. Before 2016, up-to-date was defined as having FOBT every year, a sigmoidoscopy every 5 years in combination with FOBT every 3 years, or a colonoscopy every 10 years.

Recent Summary Trend Rising
Recent Summary Trend Year Range 2015-2019
Desired Direction Rising
Summary Graph Summary graph for Colorectal Cancer Screening, Click to see detailed view of graph
Trends and Most Recent Estimates In 2019, 67.1% of adults aged 50-75 had received a home FOBT in the last year or had a sigmoidoscopy in the past 5 years or had a colonoscopy in the past 10 years.
Healthy People 2020 Target Increase the proportion of adults who receive a colorectal cancer screening based on the most recent guidelines to 74.4%
More Information Colorectal Cancer Screening