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In Russia, 3.5 million people identified cancer

Oncological diseases in Russia takes the second place among causes of mortality. Today they revealed 3.5 million Russians.

On Monday, July 10, at the meeting of the Council under the government of the Russian Federation on issues of guardianship in the social sphere, dedicated to the development of system of rendering of medical aid to cancer patients, said Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets.

«The structure of all causes of death in the population cancer takes a second place and is 15.6 per cent. In the Russian Federation oncological diseases are 3.5 million people. The number of cases annually is more than 500 thousand people», – quotes the Golodets TASS.

According to the Vice Prime Minister, the death rate from cancer is higher in Russia than in developed countries. «In Russia it is 124,4 (per 100 thousand people – approx. ed.), while in the best countries that have learned to fight today – 108,1. Japan is a leader in working with cancer – 93,8,» – said Golodets.

She added that the stage of disease is very important, and in Russia there are regions where the detection has reached the level of world standards, but there are regions which will have «to work hard in order to advance in the theme of detection of oncological diseases».

In Russia, 3.5 million people identified cancer 11.07.2017

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