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Screening tests

Wear a face mask in social and health care services

We recommend that everyone over the age of 15 uses a face mask in all facilities within social and health care services.

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Pap smear screening

All women in Helsinki ages 25-65 receive invitations to Pap smear screening tests at five-year intervals. The invitations are delivered by mail to home addresses. The screenings are free of charge.

Pap smear screening

Breast cancer screening or mammography

The City of Helsinki offers free-of-charge breast cancer screenings at two-year intervals to all women ages 50-68. On alternating years all women born either in an even or an odd year are invited to mammography screenings by personal letter.

Helsinki uses a Direct radiography system (DR) which makes it possible to detect cancer earlier than before. The treatment results are very good when detecting the tumour in an early stage. 

Breast cancer screening



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