Situation at June 2002

Country Sweden
Name of the project or programme Stockholm Screening Programme
Set-up policies in general: Guidelines from national board, published in 1986, 1998
Start of screening activities: 1989
Organisation of screening activities
Number of screening programmes: 1
Target population: 180.000
Coverage: at regional level (%) 100 %
Participation: at regional level (%) 75 %
Set-up policies in detail
Screening interval: (yrs) 2 years
Mammographic views: Initial screening Two views
Subsequent screening One - two views
Double reading % of all mammograms 100 %
Future plans
Expansion of the screening activities Political decision to include age group 40-49
Accreditation / certification activities? No
Link to home page screening activities www:
Name of the authors:
For more information on screening activities in
Sweden and the county of Stockholm you can
Dr. Sven Törnberg
Cancer Screening Unit
Oncologic Centre
Karolinska Hospital
S - 17176 Stockholm
Tel.: ++46-8-51773194
Fax: ++46-8-327760
Profession: oncologist