Why we conduct this screening
1.3 million invitations
The number of women who received an invitation in 2019.
1 million participants
In 2019, 1 million women participated in the breast cancer population screening. This is 75.7% 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, 23.9 are referred for further examination in the hospital. Approximately half of these women immediately suspected breast cancer. For the other women, there was not enough information on the breast photo for a good assessment. That is why further research was needed. Of all referred women, 6.7 women appear to have breast cancer.