All women aged 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55 and 60 years are selected for screening for detecting cases of cervical cancer (Papanicolaou test or exfoliative cytology test).
Each woman receives an appointment letter. The test is taken at the service points of Fimlab Laboratoriot Ltd:
The tests are free of charge. The clients are notified of the results by post directly from the laboratory of Fimlab Laboratoriot Ltd.
Mammography screening is provided for women 50 - 68 years of age living in Tampere. The first screening is conducted for women at the age of 50, and the following screenings every other year until 68 years of age. The examination is free of charge.
Each age group is chosen separately, according to the date of birth. Each woman receives an appointment letter two weeks before the date of the mammography.
The client may change appointments within the calendar year concerned.
Male and female residents of Tampere and Orivesi aged 60, 62, 64 or 66 will be invited to be screened. They will receive a sample container with instructions in the mail.
The screening only requires one stool sample, which the customer takes at home and sends to the laboratory for examination. The sample is examined for traces of blood. The customer is notified of the results. If blood is found in the sample, they receive further instructions on how to proceed.
The purpose of the screenings is to diagnose intestinal cancer or its precursor, adenoma, at as early a stage as possible. Any adenomas detected in the screenings can be removed through an endoscopy before they develop into cancerous tumours.
The screenings are part of a nation-wide trial by the Finnish Cancer Registry.