Six screening programs introduced in Kazakhstan

ASTANA. KAZINFORM - Six screening programs have been introduced in Kazakhstan, chief oncologist of the Ministry of Healthcare and Social Development of Kazakhstan, director of the Research Institute of Oncology and Radiology of Kazakhstan Kuanysh Nurgaziyev informed.

"Six screening programs have been introduced in Kazakhstan. Two programs have been working since 2008 - breast cancer and cervical cancer. Certain results have been achieved in this sphere over this period. Presently, about 85% of the cases of breast cancer is diagnosed at the early stage, and 93.5% of cervical cancer is also diagnosed at the early stage," he told at the CCS media briefing.

According to him, a program for early detection of colon cancer was introduced in 2011. According to the WHO, colon cancer will become a leader in terms of morbidity by 2030. Therefore, the decision on introduction of such a screening was made.

"Since 2012, another three programs have been introduced in a pilot mode - early detection of liver cancer, esophageal cancer, stomach cancer and prostate cancer. These are the programs that were proved to be critical for launching in Kazakhstan," he added.

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