A vastag- és végbéldaganatok szurésének vitatott kérdései: klinikai és népegé szségügyi nézopontok ütközése

Translated title of the contribution: Controversial issues in colorectal screening in Hungary

Lajos Döbrossy, Attila Kovács, András Budai, Judit Simon, Andrea Rita Horváth, Cornides Ágnes, Zsolt Tulassay

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In Hungary, mortality rates from colorectal cancer are dramatically high, therefore the reduction by population screening as a public health measure is considered as one of the priorities of National Public Health Program. In the beginning, a human-specific immunological test was applied in the .,model programs", as a screening tool, to detect the occult blood in the stool; compliance was 32% in average. However, the objectives of the model programs have not been achieved, because - among other reasons - a debate on method to choice and the strategy to follow have divided the professional public opinion. In this study the debated issues are critically discussed, being convinced that - at present - population screening seems to be the most promising way to alleviate the burden of colorectal cancer.

Original languageHungarian
Pages (from-to)1223-1232
Number of pages10
JournalOrvosi hetilap
Issue number31
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2011


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