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BreastScreen Norway

BreastScreen Norway offers screening mammography every other year to all women between the ages of 50 and 69.

Last update July 31, 2020

BreastScreen Norway resumes screening services after stop due to corona virus pandemic

Updated August 3, 2020

BreastScreen Norway is cautiously resuming breast cancer screening services, after all routine mammograms were put on hold in mid-March due to the corona virus pandemic. 

BreastScreen Norway will contact all affected women to offer a new screening appointment. 

Screening services around the country are planned to resume as follows:

  • UNN Tromsø/Troms og Finnmark - starting May 11
  • Oslo - starting May 18
  • Tønsberg - starting May 18
  • Ahus - starting May 26 (Lillestrøm) and May 26 (Ski)
  • Helse Stavanger - starting May 25
  • Møre og Romsdal - May 25
  • Nordland - starting May 25  
  • Porsgrunn - starting May 25
  • Trøndelag - starting June 1
  • Helse Fonna/Haugesund - starting June 2
  • Vestre Viken - starting June 2
  • Østfold - starting June 2
  • Agder - starting June 8
  • Haukeland/Bergen - starting June 8
  • Hamar - starting August 17
  • Lillehammer - starting August 17
  • Helse Førde/Sogn og Fjordane - starting August 17

NOTE! DO NOT attend your appointment with BreastScreen Norway if you have a feverany symptoms of respiratory disease or are at risk of being infected with covid-19 in any other way. Please contact your breast center to make a new appointment.  

BreastScreen Norway urges you to follow the general advice from the health authorities of proper handwashing and other ways to prevent spreading the corona virus. 

PLEASE READ THIS INFORMATION BEFORE YOU ATTEND YOUR APPOINTMENT!  (PDF in Norwegian and English)

Find more information about the corona virus at fhi.no and helsenorge.no

If you notice a new lump or other signs of breast cancer, contact your doctor (fastlege) - do not wait for an invitation to screening.

Read more about the re-opening of BreastScreen Norway (in Norwegian only).

 

BreastScreen Norway 

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in Norway. 3 568 women were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2018.

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) every other year.

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. Participation is voluntary.

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. 

Frequently Asked Questions

More information:

Contact information

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.

Information in other languages

  • Arabic (invitation letter, PDF)
  • Polish (invitation letter, PDF)
  • Somali (invitation letter, PDF)
  • Urdu (invitation letter, PDF)

Research in BreastScreen Norway

A number of research projects are ongoing in BreastScreen Norway. The projects cover a wide range of topics, and aims to increase knowledge about mammography screening and improve the screening programme.

Read more about our reseach projects here. 

List of publications related to BreastScreen Norway