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Country fact sheet: El Salvador

BREAST CANCER SCREENING PROGRAMME

Reporting year for qualitative data: 2020
Source of qualitative data: Directly from Programme

Organization of screening

An individual/team/institution responsible to coordinate the programme: Yes
Dedicated budget for screening programme: No
Documented cancer screening policy: Yes
Nature of documentation of the policy: Notification
Year programme was initiated: -
Programme introduction was preceded by a pilot: No
Screening tests provided free of charge: Yes
Diagnostic tests provided free of charge: Yes
Treatment services provided free of charge: Yes

Information system and data collection

System that collects data: No
   • Identification of eligible population: -
   • Screening participation: -
   • Screening test results: -
   • Further assessment: -
   • Final pathology diagnosis: -
   • Cancer staging: -
   • Treatment: -
The information system exists at national or sub-national level: Individual: Unknown
Aggregated: Unknown
The information system collects data outside the programme (opportunistic screening/private sector): Yes
Cancer screening data is linked with population-based cancer registry (PBCR): Yes

Screening protocol

A screening protocol or guideline: Yes
Year of published/updated protocol: 2015
Target age (min-max) and screening interval [months] for each test: Mammography/DBT (40-69 years / [12 months])
All mammograms read by two radiologists independently: -

Invitations for screening and further assessment

Initiatives to create population awareness by the Health Ministry/Health Authority: Small media campaign
Group education
One-on-one education
Dedicated website
Social media platform
Invitations to eligible population: No
Source of the eligible individuals identified: -
Method of invitation: -
Screen positive individuals actively contacted for further assessment: Yes
Individuals with a precancer or cancer diagnosis actively contacted: Yes

Quality Assurance (QA) of screening activities

Documented standard operating procedure/policy for QA: Yes
An individual/team/institution responsible for QA: Yes
Accreditation of mammography units: Yes
Accreditation of pathology services: Yes
Documented performance indicators: No
Reference standards for performance indicators: -
Evaluation reports published in the last five years: No

Performance indicators

Reporting year for quantitative data: No data currently available


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