Medical examinations of the population is the most effective method of cancer prevention – MHSD RK

08 August 2016, 17:20

Modern methods of prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer can achieve a full recovery of patients, especially in the early stages of the disease. Currently, medical examinations of the population are the most effective method for prevention of malignant tumors.

According to the MHSD of Kazakhstan for the years of independence deaths from cancer in Kazakhstan decreased by 33% (from 137.4 to 100 thousand population in 1991 to 92 in 2015).

The country launched screening programs for early detection of cervical cancer, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, gastric cancer and esophageal, liver and prostate.

Particular attention is paid to training and retraining of medical personnel. The Research Institute of Oncology and Radiology  has carried out seminars for general practitioners, primary care physicians and pediatricians on early diagnosis of malignant tumors. On specialties: "Oncology", including "Children's oncology", "Radial diagnostics", "Radiation therapy".

In the framework of the Program of cancer care development for 2012-,  specialists in pediatric oncology and hematology, clinical morphology and oncocytology, high-tech radiation therapy, nuclear medicine, radiosurgery and brachytherapy have been trained abroad. Foreign experts visited Kazakhstan.

It is noted that oncology clinics and health care organizations that provide help to patients in the region, are equipped with modern equipment (computer and magnetic resonance tomography, digital mammography and X-ray machines).

Introducing modern technologies is continued.

According to the department, the annual reimbursement of medicinal costs for inpatient and outpatient levels has increased the coverage of cancer patients to specialized treatment.