“Early Detection“ – the Austrian Breast-Cancer Screening Programme

Under the programme, women from the age of 40 can undergo an early-detection mammography free of charge once every two years:

  • Women between 45 and 69 make an appointment at a radiological facility participating in the programme and have to bring along just their e-card to the early-detection mammography.
    The e-card is activated for this every two years. Every two years, women receive an invitation letter reminding them of the examination. No separate invitation or doctor’s referral is required.
  • Women between 40 and 44, as well as from the age of 70, can register for the programme via the phone service line 0800 500 181 or an online form at www.frueh-erkennen.at. They have to bring along the invitation they receive about a week from registration and their e-card to the early-detection mammography.
    No doctor’s referral is required.
  • There are comprehensive quality criteria for the examination, such as using modern digital equipment and double medical evidence based on the four-eyes-principle. The radiologists participating are certified and ensure the programme’s high quality. 
  • The programme aims at healthy women from the age of 40 onwards with no evidence of breast cancer and no increased risk in the family. In case of medical necessity, such as complaints, an existing tumour and its follow-up treatment or an increased risk in the family, the mammography takes place irrespective of age on a doctor’s referral.

: Austrian Breast-Cancer Screening Programm

Toll-free telephone service line: 0800 500 181 (Mon–Fri from 8am to 6pm)
Website: www.frueh-erkennen.at
E-Mail: linkserviceline@frueh-erkennen.at