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Prof. Beata Jagielska: Prevention doesn't hurt. It allows us to react quickly

MedExpress Team

Piotr Wójcik

Published Feb. 9, 2024 08:30

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We discuss the role of cancer prevention, the reasons why women do not come in for cytology and mammography, but also the development plans of the National Institute of Oncology with the director of the NIO, Prof. Beata Jagielska.

We have access to mammography, we have access to cytology, we have further reimbursement decisions that make the most modern therapies reimbursable. At the same time, too many people are still dying of cancer. What's not working?

I think many factors. Probably the most dangerous one is the emotional one. We realize that preventive screening is needed, but fear prevents us from doing it. So the right message should go to the little ones, to young adults, as well as to the adults themselves. They need to be told that a preventive examination does not hurt, does not bring a verdict, but instead gives the opportunity to act early. A few days ago there was a White Saturday at the National Cancer Institute. Only 270 people showed up. Someone may say that it was as many as 270 people, but unfortunately in our perception it is still only 270 people. We need to invite people to examinations, we need to inform peo...

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