The proportion of women aged 50-69 years who had been screened for breast cancer (using a mammography) within the previous two years ranged from 0.2% in Romania (2015 data) to 82.1% in Denmark (2016 data), according to figures released today by Eurostat, the statistical service of the EU for the period up to 2017. In Cyprus, the rate was 34.8%, the 4th lowest in the EU.
According to Eurostat, based on screening programs, eight Member States had breast cancer screening rates below 50%, with the lowest rates in Romania (0.2% of women aged 50-69 – 2015 data), Bulgaria (20.6%) and Slovakia (30.7%).
“In Cyprus, the rate was 34.8%, the 4th lowest in the EU.”
Greece along with Spain, Portugal and Austria did not provide any data.
Four member states reported breast cancer screening rates of 75% or above: Denmark (82.1% in 2016), Finland (81.9%), the Netherlands (78.2% in 2015) and the United Kingdom (75.1%).