Bevolkingsonderzoek Darmkanker

Elk jaar krijgen ongeveer 14.000 mensen darmkanker. Het bevolkingsonderzoek is bedoeld om darmkanker zo vroeg mogelijk te ontdekken, nog voordat mensen klachten hebben. Wilt u weten hoe het bevolkingsonderzoek darmkanker gaat? In onderstaand filmpje volgen we dhr. Verweij die voor het eerst meedoet.

Why we conduct this screening?

The health screening aims to detect abnormalities that could lead to bowel cancer at the earliest possible stage. This increases the chances of successful treatment. This also often means that the treatment is less invasive. The bowel cancer screening programme is for all men and women aged 55 to 75 years. During the bowel cancer screening, we examine whether there is blood in your stool (poo). Blood in your stool could be a result of polyps and/or bowel cancer. Bowel cancer starts as a polyp in the large intestine. A polyp is a small lump on the inner lining of the large intestine. Most polyps are benign, but bowel cancer can develop in some polyps. People usually don’t notice anything when they have polyps.
How does the screening work?

Proven effective


2,193,058 invitations

The number of men and women who received an invitation in 2019 for the colon cancer screening program.


1,568,511 clients

The number of men and women who participated in the colon cancer screening program in 2019.


67,391 redirects

The number of clients who were referred to the hospital in 2019 following their participation in the colon cancer screening program.


3,086x colon cancer found

A total of <span>3,086</span> colon cancers and 18,054 advanced adenomas were found among the participants invited in 2019.

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