Colon cancer screening is effective in detecting colon cancer at an early stage or before it forms. Since 2016, similarly to many other countries, population-based screening programmes have been in use in Estonia. Men and women aged 60–69 years are invited to the colon cancer screening every two years.
In 2023 we invite women and men (including uninsured) who are born in 1955, 1957, 1959, 1961 and 1963.
The cancer screening register collects data from the population register, the cancer register, and the health information system and compiles the target group for the screening. Screening subjects will be sent an invitation by mail to the address provided in the population register in the name of their family physician. Getting an invitation does not mean that a person is suspected of having cancer, rather the sample represents a cross-section of society. After receiving the invitation, the recipient must register for an appointment with the family nurse.
Additional information on colon cancer screening can also be found on the website of the Estonian Health Insurance Fund: Colon cancer
Information about colon cancer screenings performed at the Medical Centre can be obtained from the number 617 2354. The endoscopy department is located at 19 Sütiste, on the ground floor of the B-block, near the elevators.