The National Breast Cancer Screening Programme is designed for women between 50 and 75 years of age. Once every 2 years, women in this age group are invited for a mammogram.

This webpage contains information about the screening, organisation and background.

Information materials are available in several languages

Execution framework

The execution framework describes how the breast cancer screening programme and the subsequent care are carried out so that it runs effectively and within legal, policy-related frameworks. It can be found in the following document:
Framework execution Ducth Breast Cancer Screening (2021).

Is this your first time participating?

Watch the animation below. It shows what to expect from the screening step by step. You can click on your preferred language (Dutch, English, Turkish and Arabic).

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Breast Cancer Screening Programme Coordinator
Centre for Population Screening
RIVMNational Institute for Public Health and the Environment
Att. Programme Coordinator Breast Cancer Screening