(Dis)advantages of the Breast Cancer Screening Programme

The Health Council of the Netherlands is an independent scientific advisory board, providing advice on the benefits of the Breast Cancer Screening Programme to the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports.

In June 2012, the Minister asked the Health Council to update the recommendation on the Breast Cancer Screening Programme. In early 2014, the Health Council presented its recommendation regarding the effectiveness and the balance between the advantages and disadvantages of the Breast Cancer Screening Programme in the Netherlands: Population screening for breast cancer: expectation and developments.