The decrease in the death rate from cancer in Russia was recorded for the first time in three years, as indicated by Rosstat, which the journalists of the publication ” News “.
Last year, 289,000 people died of cancer, 3.5% less than in 2016. As “Izvestia” was told in the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, this was achieved due to the widespread introduction of individual prevention.
“Due to an active oncological search in 2017, about 56% of malignant neoplasms were detected in the early stages, and up to 85% in a number of cancer localizations,” – the department informed.
The Russian Ministry of Health also stressed that the volume of high-tech medical care for patients with cancer in five years increased by 2.5 times.