Narodowy program zwalczania chorób nowotworowych – realizacja planów, sukces czy porażka?
National Programme for Combating Cancer – Realisation of Plans – a Success or a Failure?
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The National Programme for Combating Cancer for the years 2006−2015 (NPZChN) has been implemented by the Minister of Health on the basis of Article 4 of the Act of 1st July 2005 on adopting the multiannual NPZChN programme. The objectives of the programme that have been set in the Act, have not been achieved so far. NIK has for a long time called for considering some new methods that would allow for increasing the number of women participating in cancer screening, and that would provide immediate access to treatment. The indicators for early cancer detection and effectiveness of treatment are still much lower than the European averages. The Minister of Health did not provide conditions for effective achieving of the programme objectives, he did not have sufficient information on the activities of various entities that deal with cancer prevention and treatment, and he did not create an effective system for cooperation and data exchange among these entities. The effectiveness of preventive tests was low due to the low turnout of women for smear tests and mammographic tests.
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