Professor Igor Reshetov: “Head and neck cancer is a human drama associated with facial loss” …
Annually, about 600 thousand patients are diagnosed with head and neck cancer in the world, more than half of the cases are fatal. In Russia, more than 15 thousand people die from this disease per year. Moreover, the vast majority of patients could survive if the disease were detected in a timely manner, and treatment was prescribed at an early stage
In 2015, events aimed at raising public awareness about cancer and early detection of head and neck cancer were held in 27 cities of Russia. As part of the Week, OncoDozors were held at the largest enterprises of Russia, during which factory workers were examined for the presence of tumor and pre-tumor neoplasms. In addition, a number of medical institutions held master classes for specialists working with diseases of the head and neck organs – neurosurgeons, maxillofacial surgeons, otolaryngologists, oncologists, dentists.
Head and neck tumors – sad disability leaders
Today, head and neck cancer is an acute social problem that requires attention from the state, health authorities, public organizations and the medical community. Speaking about the results of the 3rd European Week of Early Diagnostics, the Director of the Scientific, Educational and Clinical Center for Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery of the First MGMU named after I. Sechenova, RAS Corresponding Member Igor Reshetov said: “Head and neck cancer is really a very dramatic tumor localization, in which a person loses his face, there is complete desocialization. Patients suffering from head and neck neoplasms are sad leaders in degree disability. ”
World statistics of head and neck cancer
Every year in the world, about 600 thousand patients are diagnosed with head and neck cancer, more than half of the cases are fatal. In Russia, more than 15 thousand people die from this disease per year. At the same time, the vast majority of patients could survive if the disease were detected in a timely manner, and treatment was prescribed at an early stage. That is why the main goal of the Head and Neck Cancer Diagnostic Week is to inform all sectors of society about the importance of screening for the early detection of this type of disease.
Academician Mikhail Davydov: “With an early localization of a head and neck tumor, people did not complain at all”
“With early detection of head and neck pathologies, more than 90% of people can be cured. Leading experts have joined forces to show the possibility of detecting these tumors by screening a healthy population using the European Early Diagnosis Week,” says Russia’s main oncologist, director of the Russian Cancer Research Center named after N. N. Blokhin “of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Mikhail Davydov. – As a result of examination of people who did not complain about anything at all, quite a few forms of precancerous conditions were revealed, t ebuyuschih monitoring and therapy. ”
OncoDozor was held at enterprises
The central event of the 3rd European Week was “OncoDozor at the enterprises” – preventive examinations of employees of the largest factories in Russia in order to detect head and neck diseases. Similar actions under the auspices of NP Equal Right to Life were held at the Irkutsk Oil and Fat Plant, Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant, two enterprises of the Don Holding Agrocom, and Krasnogorsk Plant named after S. A. Zvereva and were warmly supported by the heads of enterprises and representatives of administrations and the Ministry of Health of the regions.
“Any socially oriented enterprise should support such initiatives, since one of the conditions for the effective work of the company is the health of its employees. And the key to health is timely examination and proper prevention,” said the First Deputy General Director of Irkutsk Oil and Fat Plant, a deputy of the Legislative meetings of the Irkutsk Region Dmitry Baimashev, who supported OncoDozor in Irkutsk.
People want to be tested, and employers want healthy specialists.
“OncoDozor at the Irkutsk oil and fat factory allowed us to conclude that people are ready to be examined, and employers want healthy workers. As a result, we agreed with the company that once a year we will conduct such actions,” says the head doctor of the Irkutsk Regional Oncology Center “, Doctor of Medicine, Professor Victoria Dvornichenko.
“The Rostov Cancer Institute has been dealing with the problems of prevention and early diagnosis for more than 25 years, when, on the proposal of Academician Yu. S. Sidorenko, Saturday’s Open Reception Days were organized for all citizens of our region. Therefore, we have a lot of experience in examination, consultation and diagnosis,” – comments the survey at the enterprises of the Agrocom holding, director of the Federal State Budgetary Institution “Research Institute” of the Ministry of Health of Russia, MD, professor, Oleg Kit.
Harmless “little things” that hide cancer
Assessing the results of the action, the director of the scientific, educational and clinical center for reconstructive and plastic surgery of the First MGMU them. I.M.Sechenova.