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, its organisation and backgrounds.

At this moment, more detailed background information about your invitation and the screening programme and procedures are only available in Dutch.

We can offer an English version of the folder. There is also an English version available of the animation about the screening procedure on our Dutch site.


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).



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