1.3 million invitations
The number of women who received an invitation in 2018.
1.300.000 women received an invitation in 2018.
A lot of screenings are done every year.
1 million participants
In 2016, 1 million women participated in the breast cancer population screening. This is 77.3% of all women invited.
69 screening centres
There are 69 screening centres in the Netherlands; 59 mobile and 10 permanent. The aim of the mobile screening centres is to offer the screening as close to home as possible.
Of every 1,000 women who participate in the study, 24.3 are referred for further research in the hospital (= 2.4%). Of these referred women, 6.8 women appear to have breast cancer. For 17.5 women, this is a different, innocent defect such as a cyst.