Breast cancer screening research for Saba en St. Eustatius

Piet van Kalken (LRCB) and Eva van Tol (RIVM) visited St. Maarten in May 2022 to investigate, together with the St. Maarten Medical Center hospital, the possibilities of conducting the pilot breast cancer screening for women aged 50 to 75 on Saba and St. Eustatius. They looked at how the chain for the primary process could be set up, at the available facilities, the quality of the equipment and the expertise of laboratory technicians. LRCB will issue an advisory report to RIVM on the steps to be taken to make mammograms within the SMMC for the early detection of breast cancer on St. Eustatius and Saba.