Over the past 100 years in terms of morbidity and mortality in the world, oncopathology has moved from tenth to second place, second only to cardiovascular diseases.. According to the WHO, every year again ill 10 million people. According to WHO, the death rate from cancer by 2030 will increase by 45%.
In Ukraine, the problem of timely diagnosis of cancer in children is more relevant than ever. Our country ranks fifth in Europe in terms of infant mortality from cancer. According to the leading Ukrainian oncologists and representatives of the Ministry of Health, there are 11-12 cases of cancer per 100,000 children, and only less than 60% of small Ukrainians successfully overcome all stages of treatment.
At the same time, statistics show that in the case when a child’s cancer is found in the Stage, his chances of survival are 95%. But in Ukraine, childhood cancer is most often diagnosed at stage III. And the child’s chances of survival do not exceed 50%, doctors state.
The Samsung Electronics Ukraine company, in the framework of the Samsung. Hope for Children project, together with the Ministry of Health and experts from the National Cancer Institute and the Okhmatdet NPSB, talks about the main symptoms of child cancer, how often you need to take your child for preventive screening, and contains other important information.