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Cancer in women: the most painful problem – diagnosis

Recently, a round table was held in St. Petersburg, which was devoted to the problem of oncological diseases of the female reproductive system. Its organizers were the Association of Oncologists of the Northwestern Federal District and the Federal State Budget Scientific Institution “Research Institute of Oncology named after N. N. Petrov” of the Ministry of Health of Russia. The place chosen is not accidental. It is in the Northern capital that this problem is especially acute.

Participants discussed the results of a pilot project for screening cancer of the reproductive system in women and adopted a resolution on further improving cancer diagnosis.

The North-Western region of Russia is quite unfavorable in terms of the incidence of malignant tumors of the female reproductive sphere. So, in 2012, the standardized incidence rate of cervical cancer (cervical cancer) in the Northwestern Federal District amounted to 14.79 per 100,000 people, and mortality – 4.95 per 100,000 people. In a region with a population of about 14 million people, 608 deaths from this disease were reported. Often the disease is detected at the III-IV stage, when it is already impossible to radically change the prognosis. Continue reading

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