MOSCOW, February 4. / TASS /. The Oncopatrul project aimed at prevention and early detection of oncological diseases will expand its geography. This was stated on Thursday by the chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko at the opening of an exhibition in the upper chamber, timed to coincide with World Cancer Day.
"In just two days, more than 130 people were examined in our building. In total, the action covered more than four thousand of our citizens in ten regions of the Russian Federation. We can say that this figure is very modest on a national scale, but I am sure that this is such a good example., a good start, this project will continue, the geography of the regions where Oncopatrul will take place will expand, the number of examinations will increase, and with them the level of cancer alertness, that is, people's responsibility for their health, "she said.
The Speaker of the Federation Council noted that the uniqueness of the project lies in the fact that citizens can be examined right at work, in paramedic medical centers in their organizations and enterprises. "Mass oncology diagnostics must necessarily continue, because it is the health and life of our people - timely detection of oncological diseases. We must all do our best to make cancer diagnostics as accessible as possible for all citizens, wherever they live," the senator emphasized.
She recalled that timely diagnosis is the most effective weapon in the fight against cancer. "It is not always possible to undergo an examination on time, to get the appropriate advice from specialists, and most importantly, it is not always possible to identify a disease at an early stage. That is why the Federation Council, together with the National Medical Research Center of Radiology, together with the Association of Oncologists, the Association of Cancer Patients, initiated this very necessary one. a very correct project - "Oncopatrul", - said Matvienko.
She added that in recent years there has been a tangible decrease in mortality from neoplasms and noted the great merit in this of Russian doctors and scientists, thanking them for "titanic, daily work in the fight against this disease."