National Cancer Institute: 160 Ukrainians die of cancer daily

National Cancer Institute: 160 Ukrainians die of cancer daily

Every day, 373 cases of oncology are registered in Ukraine. 160 people die of cancer daily.

Director of the National Cancer Institute Olena Kolesnyk said this at a briefing, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

"Every day, 373 cases of cancer are registered. 160 people die of cancer every day. 30% of those who register after the medical testing have Stage 3 or 4 cancer," Kolesnyk said.

In 2017, 136 thousand cancer patients were registered. According to the National Cancer Registry, more than 1 million Ukrainians are ill with cancer, including about 1,000 children. Every fourth man and every sixth woman has a risk of getting cancer.

Kolesnyk notes that the early detection of cancer at Stage 1 or 2 makes it possible to completely treat cancer in almost 100% cases. 40% of all cancer cases can be prevented by changing lifestyle - quitting smoking, drinking alcohol, controlling weight, etc.


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