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OCTOBER - Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October

02. October 2017.

 
BREAST CANCER - EPIDEMIOLOGICAL DATA
 
Compared to the average registered rate of incidence of malignant breast tumors in the Republic of Serbia in 2014 (54.3 per 100,000), a slightly higher rate was registered in Vojvodina (64.3 / 100.000) compared to central Serbia, where the registered rate amounted to 53.6 / 100.000 women. The standardized mortality rate in the same year was 19.7 per 100,000 women. The above data are non-published data obtained for the entire territory of the Republic of Serbia.
 
During 2014, there was an increase in the age-specific illness of women aged 40, with the highest rates of incidence being recorded in the eldest female population aged 60 to 74.
 
When we talk about malignant breast tumor related deaths, there is a slight increase from the age of 45, but the highest rates of mortality are in the 60-69 age bracket.
 
Unfortunately, high rates of incidence for ages  60 to 69 (209.5 / 100.000) follow the same age and high rates of mortality (85.1 / 100.000), which most likely is a result of late reporting of women of this age for preventive examinations, when the malignant disease is already in an advanced stage, where distant metastases are present in surrounding organs.
 
When we talk about breast cancer, according to Globocan estimates from 2012, Serbia takes place somewhere in the middle with most of the countries of the former Western Balkan region (Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro), with somewhat a lower risk of breast cancer in Europe.
 
However, when we speak of breast cancer related deaths breast, Globocan estimates that women in Serbia, right after Macedonian women, are at high risk of dying from breast cancer compared to other female females in Europe.
 
 
UNDERTAKEN MEASURES IN THE HEALTHCARE PROTECTION SYSTEM FOR 2012 ON THE TERRITORY OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA
 
A program of organized breast cancer screening was gradually introduced. The screening method is mammography. The target population are women aged 50-69 years of age.
 
On the territory of the Republic of Serbia, currently organized breast cancer screening is carried out in 36 municipalities (in which over 600,000 women are targeted by population).
 

MESSAGE FOR ALL CITIZENS OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA
 
On this occasion, we remind that October is the international Breast Cancer Awareness Month, therefore, may the month of October be dedicated to the promotion of early detection of breast cancer. If you did not have a mammography examination done in the previous 2 years, and you are between  50 and 69 years of age, we remind you to have it done.
 
 
 
 

Actuality

Lecture for secondary school students and Red Cross of Serbia volunteers was organised at the Red Cross of Serbia as part of the marking of the XIII European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

31. January 2019.

On 23rd January 2019, a lecture for secondary school students and Red Cross of Serbia volunteers was organised at the Red Cross of Serbia as part of the marking of the XIII European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week. More than 60 young people attended the lecture organised by the Institute of Public health of Serbia “Dr Milan Jovanovic Batut”and the Red Cross of Serbia. The representatives of the Institute “Batut”, dr sc. med. Katarina Boričić and dr Bojana Milosevic talked about Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and prevention of cervical cancer, as well as the importance of screening as a secondary measure in preventing this type of cancer. The lecture was opened by Ms. Ivana Dasic Marisavljevic, secretary of the Red Cross of Belgrade.

 

From 21st January until 27th January 2019. The PUC “Public Lighting“ Belgrade gave support for the marking of the XIII European Cervical Cancer Prevention week

31. January 2019.

During the whole week from 21st January until 27th January 2019 the PUC “Public Lighting“ Belgrade lighted up The Ada Bridge, dome at the National Assembly and The Palace Albania in turquoise lights (the colour of the ribbon which symbolizes  the fight against the cervical cancer). For the first time this year there were light symbols on the Palace Albania building simultaneously switching in the form of turquoise ribbons and words which promote the European week and cervical cancer prevention. With this gesture The PUC “Public lighting” Belgrade once again supported the European Cervical Prevention week.

 

Monday, 21st January 2019 in The National Library of Serbia was marked the beginning of the XIII European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

25. January 2019.

On Monday, 21st January 2019 in The National Library of Serbia was marked the beginning of the XIII European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week. The event was organized by the Institute of Public Health of Serbia „Dr Milan Jovanović Batut“, the National Cancer Screening Office and the Centre for health promotion with the support of the Ministry of Health. Students from International Federation of Medical Students' Associations-IFMSA joined this event. Primary health care centres (PHCC) Novi Sad and Kruševac with the best results in organized cervical cancer screening programme showed their results. The importance of preventive gynaecological check-ups (for early detection of cervical lesions) was emphasised as the aim of this activity. This year campaign’s slogan is “Screening can prevent cervical cancer”. Leaflets and short messages about early detection of human papilloma virus infection were distributed to students.

 

News

New Website

21. October 2013.

We are pleased to announce that new Website of the National Cancer Screening Office is available from 21 of October 2013.

We will give our best to monitor the needs of our citizens and to indicate the importance of screening.

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