Why we conduct this screening
The number of women who received an invitation in 2021.
In 2021, 885.937 women participated in the breast cancer population screening. This is 72,5% of all women invited.
71 screening centres
There are 71 screening centres in the Netherlands; 58 mobile and 13 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, 26 are referred for further examination in the hospital. The population screening detected 6,362 cases of breast cancer in 2021.