Edition:English | 中文简体NORTHNEWS:A State-level News Websit,a Leading News Portal in Inner Mongolia

Nearly one in four cancer cases early detected in Scotland

2013-05-29 06:20
>EDINBURGH, May 28 (Xinhua) -- Almost one quarter of cancers are detected at the earliest possible stage in Scotland, official figures released on Tuesday showed.

In 2010 and 2011, 23 percent of people diagnosed with breast, colorectal or lung cancer were picked up at the earliest stage (stage one), according to statistics from the National Health Services (NHS) Scotland.

The detect cancer early program aims at a 25 percent increase in the percentage of cancer cases diagnosed in the first stages of the disease by 2015.

Scottish Health Secretary Alex Neil said more lives could be saved in Scotland through early detection. However, more people need to be aware of the signs and symptoms of cancer, and participate in the screening programs, he added.

"Our breast cancer drive saw the number of women going to their general physicians with breast symptoms increase by 50 percent. We also recently launched our bowel cancer campaign and plan to run a lung cancer drive later this year," Neil said.

We recommend:

AN-2 plane crashes in Jalal-Abad region, Kyrgyzstan

Graduation ceremonies of West Point held in New York

People mourn over British fallen soldier in London

'Abused' dolls displayed in Israel

City lit up during Vivid Sydney

Jewish wedding ceremony held in Jerusalem

Related News

网站介绍 | 广告报价 | 联系方式 | 法律声明 | 对外合作

News On-Call:0471-3344555 Service:0471-6635129 Business Cooperation:0471-6635388

Copyright © 2004-2012 northnews.cn All Rights Reserved. 蒙ICP备10000005号 国新网许可证编号:1512011001