In Russia were less likely to die from cancer, strokes and heart attacks

cancer Mortality in Russia decreased for the first time in three years, write “Izvestia” with reference to Rosstat.

According to the Agency, in 2017 died of cancer 289 thousand people. This is 3.5 percent less than the year before. The number of deaths from cancer for the first five years was below the 200 — 196,9 cases per 100 thousand people.

the Ministry of health publication said that the last few years was the development of the Oncology service, and among population widely introduced individual prevention. With 2013 in the framework of the examination conducted mass screenings that can detect many cancers in early stages.

While official figures show that the number of cancer patients in the country is constantly growing. So, in 2016, 100 thousand people had 2403 cases of malignant tumors. In 2006, there were 38.8% less. Experts attribute this to improved diagnosis.

Yesterday, March 12, the Minister of health Veronika Skvortsova in an interview with “Russian newspaper” reported a sharp decline in the number of deaths from cardiovascular diseases. According to her, over the last five years mortality from stroke decreased by 25 percent and from heart attacks by 17 percent.