The screening for colon cancer, breast cancer and cervical cancer will start again in phases. The screenings were temporarily halted due to the coronavirus outbreak. Hospitals are slowly becoming available again for participants who are referred via the screening. Clients who were unable to participate from 16 March are the first to be eligible for the restart.

  • Colon cancer screening started again in mid-May. The people who were already referred from the screening will receive the necessary follow-up examination and clients who have a test at home can send it in. We have been sending out new invitations since the beginning of June. The people who would be invited from mid-March will be the first to receive an invitation set (purple envelope).
  • Breast cancer screening started phasing out invitations from mid-June. You can now schedule your appointment. From July 8 you are welcome in one of our research centers.
  • Cervical cancer screening will start again from the beginning of July.

On the RIVM website you will find more general questions and answers regarding the termination of the screening.

Below you will find frequently asked questions for each screening. Is your question not listed? Please contact your regional screening organization. It may be that it is less accessible. You can also send an email. We will answer it as soon as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions