60% of malignant tumors are diagnosed at the first and second stageThanks to the introduction of oncoscreening methods in the dispensary and the requirement for doctors of all specialties to be oncology-conscious, the situation with early cancer diagnosis has improved in Russia.
"About 60% of malignant neoplasms are diagnosed at the first and second stage, when cancer treatment has the most favorable prognosis," said Health Minister Mikhail Murashko during a working trip to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Regular cancer screening is very important because many cancers are asymptomatic at the time of diagnosis. "This is a high figure, but we see that we have the potential for further realization," said Mikhail Murashko.
Mikhail Murashko suggested that foreign colleagues in the Commonwealth of Independent States should focus on the exchange of experience in the field of nuclear medicine. Today Russian specialists have exceptional competencies in this field, and our country is ready to share them with partners. Russia is already supplying radiopharmaceuticals produced in our country (they are needed both for diagnostics and cancer treatment).
"Today Russia supplies the BRICS countries with more than 40% of isotopes. Now the largest in Europe plant for the production of radiopharmaceuticals is being built in Russia," the Minister emphasized.
Our country is also ready to cooperate in the field of personnel training of specialists and digital technologies, share experience in fighting cardiovascular and infectious diseases and diabetes.