Oncology department - Bogomolets National Medical University

Cancer screening

Cancer screening is a set of instrumental and laboratory methods used for early diagnosis of cancer in healthy people. According to the World Health Organization, the number of patients with malignant neoplasms is increasing every year, and cancer is the second leading cause of death in the world, second only to cardiovascular disease. If a century ago, scientists in the field of medicine and biology fought deadly viruses and bacterial infections, today mankind is plunged into a global "pandemic" of malignant tumors. Treatment of early stages of cancer patients is moving forward rapidly. In recent years, there have been dozens of high-profile discoveries in the field of drug therapy of cancer, the transformation of surgical operations and their improvement, but the main problem was and remains high mortality and late detection of malignant tumors. To address these issues, cancer screening has been introduced, which should minimize the diagnosis of malignant tumors in the late stages, reduce mortality and improve the quality of life of cancer patients.