11 February 2019, 10:39

Number of cancer patients has increased in Crimea - More than 56 thousand patients with cancer are registered in in treatment centres

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The prevalence rate of malignant tumors has increased in the annexed Crimea, the “Deputy Minister of Health” of the Crimea, Andrey Dyakov, informed, as cited by the Kryminform agency.

According to him, in 2017, there were 447 cancer patients per 100 thousand inhabitants of the peninsula, and by the end of 2018, the number of 450 cancer patients per 100 thousand inhabitants were registered.

Dyakov specified that currently, there are 56.4 thousand patients with malignant tumors are registered in treatment centres in the Crimea.

Of these, children under the age of 17 years are 373 people.

Earlier, in 2017 Crimea was one of the leaders behind the Russian standards for a plan to reduce cancer mortality. Then the Russian-occupied peninsula shared first place with the Tver region of the Russian Federation.