Bowel cancer screening program

Prevention is in our hands

Bowel cancer is the most common cancer
in men and women in Curaçao

The chance of survival depends on detecting bowel cancer as early as possible, the stage of diagnosis and improved diagnosis and treatment.

The estimated incidence of bowel cancer in 2015 was 100 out of 100.000 people per year. The causes of bowel cancer are varied, and lifestyle factors may increase the risk of bowel cancer. However, familial risk for bowel cancer and polyps are well known factors.

Population screening on bowel cancer can occur through conventional colonoscopy or virtual colonoscopy.
During the preparatory phase for population screening, discussions took place with the local oncologist J.J. Schnog MD Ph.D, gastroenterologist R. Schotborgh MD, A.Saleh Ph.D and other specialists in order to determine the most suitable technique for screening, selection of the target group and guidelines for screening on bowel cancer in Curaçao.  

Fundashon Prevenshon is having a pilot screening program on bowel cancer in June 2020. As of per September 2020, we aim to proceeed with the Go Live of the regular screening program for all residents of Curaçao between the age of 50 and 75. 

50-75 years

The program is intended for male and female with an age of 50-75 at the moment of screening


Screening is free for al residents of Curaçao


In the coming 5 years, the target group will be invited to participate. 
Don't want to wait? Sign up here and we will invite you at an earlier stage.