Ukraine ranks second among European countries in terms of cancer spread, - Health Ministry

Source : 112 Ukraine

It allocated 41,1 million dollars for early diagnostics of diseases
12:49, 21 January 2020

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Ukraine ranks second among European countries in terms of cancer spread. The Ministry of Health reported this on its Facebook page.

The Ministry stresses that it is necessary to focus on early diagnosis in order to reduce this index.

"This is why endoscopic examinations have become a priority service in the medical guarantee program. 41,1 million dollars were allocated for it," the statement said.

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It is noted that the guaranteed package of free examinations includes: mammography, hysteroscopy, esophagogastroduodenoscopy, colonoscopy, cystoscopy, and bronchoscopy.

You will need to have a referral from a family doctor or another doctor in order to get the examination.

As we reported earlier, the largest contingent of people sickened with measles spotted in Ukraine, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, Somali and Madagascar last year, as the World Health Organization informed.  

“Almost half of the cases of the measles in the world occur in these five countries,” the message said.

Related: Ukraine's Ministry of Health: More than 1 million people with cancer disease recorded in Ukraine

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