Why we conduct this screening
The number of women who received an invitation in 2020. In 2019, that was still 1.3 million invitations.
In 2020, 530.000 women participated in the breast cancer population screening. This is 70% 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 participating in the study, 27.4 are referred for further examination in the hospital. The population screening detected 6,362 cases of breast cancer in 2020.