Publication date 02/27/2014 - 00:00 Modification date 11/02/2018 - 18:31
The purpose of the screening programme is to detect the breast cancer at an early stage, before symptoms appear. Early detection leads to a better prognosis, less invasive treatment options and decreases breast cancer mortality. Screening does not prevent the disease. Women between the ages of 50 and 75 are invited for screening once every 2 years; the screening involves mammography of the breasts.