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Screening for colorectal, breast and prostate cancer: Recommendations and reimbursement in Switzerland in 2014.

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posted on 16.04.2020, 17:37 by Agne Ulyte, Wenjia Wei, Holger Dressel, Oliver Gruebner, Viktor von Wyl, Caroline Bähler, Eva Blozik, Beat Brüngger, Matthias Schwenkglenks

FOBT–fecal occult blood test, PSA–prostate specific antigen. a breast cancer screening is often recommended but the balance of benefits and harms is debated in Switzerland and worldwide. b recommended age range (50–69 or 50–74) depends on the canton. c for colorectal cancer screening, programs in two cantons were introduced on July 1, 2014, and were effective from 2015. For breast cancer screening, cantons with a program effective from the beginning of 2014 are depicted in S1 Fig. d co-pay was covered in cantons of Jura and Wallis in 2014.