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In Moscow is conducting a special screening program for early diagnosis of the most common types of cancer. Citizens are invited to a free screening of 66 urban clinics. To be diagnosed you until the end of August. This was reported by Deputy Moscow mayor for social development Anastasia Rakova.
“The most important thing for a successful cancer treatment is early detection of pathologies. Given the pent-up demand for screening programmes, which have developed over the course of the pandemic, it is especially important to provide citizens with accessible and convenient opportunity to participate in the study. That is why we are launching a special programme of free screening for the most common types of cancer. We urge Muscovites to pass the initial examination — tomorrow it can be done based on 66 outpatient clinics. The program includes research that will help to diagnose the prerequisites for one of the most common of cancer,” says Vice-mayor.
The program includes the most informative studies. Women from 18 to 39 years old will be able to get an ultrasound of the breast, women 40 years and older mammography. Also women over the age of 18 will be asked to pass a swab for Cytology to identify cervical disease. Men aged 45 years will be asked to pass a blood test for prostate-specific antigen (PSA). Women and men 40 years and older were invited to pass a stool for occult blood.
To take part in the action are residents of the Moscow compulsory medical insurance policy. To pass the examination on the website of the Moscow Department of healthcare, you need to choose the clinic to which you are attached or near which you reside. Next, you should call the number provided and book an appointment. When you visit you need to have a passport and the Moscow compulsory medical insurance policy.
To know the results will be available in the electronic medical record on mos.ru in the application “SYSTEM.INFO”. If there is a need for additional research, you will be contacted by the doctor and sent for further diagnosis.
The program is free for early diagnosis of the most common types of cancer on the basis of 66 outpatient clinics will continue until the end of August.
In Moscow is not the first time the action is performed for the early diagnosis of cancer. In February 2020, more than 67 thousand people were examined, of which 1.5 thousand was allocated to supplementary examinations and consultations and, where needed, for further treatment. Screening programs help to detect the disease at early stages and begin treatment when it is the most efficient.
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