Richtlijnen Bevolkingsonderzoek Borstkanker op Curacao
R. Ljumanovic MD PhD, Head of Radiology Department Adventist Hospital
Research Fundashon Prevenshon/Adventist Hospital Willemstad:
Mammographic screening for breast cancer offers the opportunity to give women a better prognosis through early detection of the disease. A national mammographic screening programme on Curaçao (Fundashon Prevenshon) was fully implemented by july 2010. With regard to this national screening, there have been no clear standards over the past few years. As a result, some women go to a screening center every two years, whereas other women visit a hospital every year.
There is an urgent need for transparency and clarity concerning the national screening programme.
The purpose of this research is to authenticate or to adjust existing guidelines concerning screening for breast cancer, so that a guideline specifically designed for Caribbean women can be formulated.