Cervical Cancer Is Preventable and Breast Cancer Discovered Early Can Be Treated

Throughout the year, the Estonian Health Insurance Fund (henceforth EHIF) sends women reminders about the opportunity of participating in the screening; personal invitations are sent to addresses in the Population Register. The older generation is invited to participate during the first half of the year; the younger women are invited during the second half of the year.

It is not necessary to wait for the invitation in order to participate in the screening; you can make an appointment right now. You just need to call a suitable health care provider who will check the year of your birth and the validity of your health insurance. When you go to your appointment, take your ID with you. If you have valid health insurance, the screening will be free of charge.   In 2012, cancer screening continues to target women with a valid health insurance. The target group for the cervical screening are women aged 30−55, and the target group of the breast cancer screening are women aged 50−62.   Cervical cancer is preventable
In 2012, women born in 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977 or 1982 are invited to participate in the cervical screening.   Breast cancer discovered early is treatable
In 2012, women born in 1949, 1951, 1952, 1956, 1958, 1960 or 1962 are invited to participate in the breast cancer screening.   You can also contact:   Sirje Vaask
Health Care Department
Estonian Health Insurance Fund
Phone: +372 620 8455
sirje.vaask [at] haigekassa.ee ()