“With 4,600 patients per year, Serbia is close to the European average, but in the first place in terms of the number of breast cancer deaths in Europe,” the Jefimija Counselling Centre says.
1,600 women die annually from breast cancer in Serbia, which is curable in more than 90 cases if detected in time. Also, 3,000 women survive breast cancer every year, thanks to the fact that it was detected in time and that treatment with appropriate therapies started on time.
This clearly indicates the need for greater involvement in the prevention and early detection of cancer. As of a few years ago, Serbian health institutions have organized cancer screening programmes and women ages 50 to 59 are particularly encouraged to do a mammography at least once every two years.
The most common malignancies in Serbia are breast cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, colorectal cancer and cervical cancer.
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