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Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in Norway. 3 589 women were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2017.
BreastScreen Norway invites all women between 50 and 69 years to have a breast cancer check in the form of a screening mammogram (X-ray imaging of the breast) once every two years.
The goal of the programme is to find breast cancer at an early stage so that fewer women die from the disease.
BreastScreen Norway is a public health service administered by the Cancer Registry of Norway.
For women who are invited
All women between 50 and 69 years receive a personal invitation letter with a suggested appointment for a screening mammogram. This invitation comes with approximately a two year interval. Participation is voluntary.
- Information material used in BreastScreen Norway
- The screening examination
- Benefits and harms of mammography screening
Mammography does not detect all breast cancers. Breast cancer can also be found between two mammograms. Always check with your doctor if you notice a new lump or changes in your breast, even if you just had a mammogram.
Research in BreastScreen Norway
A number of research projects are ongoing in BreastScreen Norway. The projects cover a wide range of topics, and aims at increasing knowledge about mammography screening and improving the screening programme. Read more about the reseach here.