Cyprus ranks 4th lowest in the EU for breast cancer testing

Only 34.8% of women in Cyprus aged between 50 to 69 were screened for breast cancer  —  the fourth lowest share in the EU 28, according to 2017  figures published by Eurostat on Thursday.
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The EU’s statistical service said that 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%). Cyprus was ranked fourth from the bottom with 34.8%.

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