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Eurostat: Romania is the EU leader in breast cancer screening



Only 0.2% of women in Romania, between the ages of 50 and 69, performed in 2017 the screening for breast cancer screening, which is by far the lowest percentage registered by a member country of the European Union.

According to estimates released by Eurostat. the statistical office of the European Union., in 2017, the proportion of women aged 50-69 years who had been screened for breast cancer (using a mammography) within the previous two years differed greatly among Member States. Based on screening programmes, 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%).

By contrast, there were four Member States that 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%).