Breast cancer screening or mammography
Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among Finnish women. About 5000 women get breast cancer each year.
Breast cancer screening, or mammography, can detect breast cancer at an early stage. About a quarter of cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in a screening study. Breast cancer screening is based on mammography – an x-ray exam of the breasts.
In Finland, municipalities organize free screening every other year for women aged 50-59 and women aged 60-69. Screening invitations are sent to women at their homes.