Screening makes it possible to identify cancer or the initial stages of cancer development even before the disease causes symptoms. Currently, three types of screening are sufficiently evidence based to be offered to target groups of citizens.
All target groups of citizens will receive a letter with their invitation.
If you are experiencing any symptoms or have any questions concerning cancer, please contact your general practitioner.
- Screening for breast cancer: Women ages 50 to 69 are invited every second year to a screening examination for breast cancer.
- Screening for cervical cancer: Women ages 23 to 65 years are invited every third or fifth year to a screening examination for cervical cancer.
- Screening for colon cancer: All citizens ages 50–74 years will from the year 2014 be offered a screening examination for colon cancer.