Working Procedures


3. Availability and use of screening practices

An overview of how screening is delivered in different regions of the world is presented in this section, with emphasis on the following aspects:

  • Availability of policies and guidelines for screening for that cancer;
  • Type of screening provided (opportunistic screening, organized population-wide programme, other screening initiatives); availability of facilities; screening procedures most commonly used or recommended;
  • Extent of population coverage and participation rates.

In addition, demographic and behavioural considerations that affect participation in screening are presented in a global perspective, with some local characteristics or specificities as appropriate.


Updated 14 November 2017