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Prevention is limping along. Less than one in five women come in for a cytology.

MedExpress Team

Piotr Wójcik

Published Feb. 6, 2024 15:00

Prevention is limping along. Less than one in five women come in for a cytology. - Header image
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Cervical cancer is the third most common cancer in women worldwide. About half a million women hear such a diagnosis every year, including more than 3,800 - in Poland. One of the lowest five-year survival rates in Europe is recorded in our country. Experts agree - prevention is limping along, so that cancer is detected too late. Because of this, treatment becomes much less effective.

- This year, 100,000 Polish women and men will die of cancer. The vast majority of these people could still be alive if they had seen a doctor early enough," stresses Katarzyna Piekarska, chairwoman of the Parliamentary Team for Cancer Prevention - RAK STOP.

Early diagnosis is also key for cervical cancer.

- We are working to e...

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