More Russians die from cancer

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In the first six months of 2019 1.5 per cent increase in the number of deaths from cancer of the Russians. It is reported RIA Novosti with reference to the Rosstat.

According to the Agency, in six months the number of deaths from malignant neoplasms was 149 384 people. Compared to the same period last year this index increased 1.5 percent.

It is noted that the main cause of death of Russians are diseases of the cardiovascular system. So, in the first six months of 2019 from them died 441 299 people. Thus, in contrast to deaths from cancer, deaths from pathologies of the cardiovascular system decreased by 0.7 percent.

In total from January to June 2019 in Russia died 918 503 people. This was 3 percent less than in the first six months of 2018.

Earlier it became known that the number of children with malignancy under medical observation in 2018 amounted to 26 955 people. This figure was a historical high since 2008. In 2018, the number of children with malignant tumors has increased by 4.5 percent compared with the 2017 year.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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