Ministry of Health of the Republic of Serbia
HD European Consulting Group, Republic of Serbia
In the Republic of Serbia there is relatively high incidence and mortality from malignant tumors, as well as high frequency of risk factors. An important problem is represented by lack of recognition of risky behaviour and insufficient use of positive experiences in implementing prevention and early detection program for malignant diseases from developed countries of Europe and the world. Malignant tumors, after cardio-vascular diseases represent the most frequent cause of disease development and dying of people, both in the world and in our country. According to estimates of the World Health Organization, over 22 million people in the world live with cancer. Every year 11 millions of new patients are registered in the world, out of which around 60% in the developing countries, while seven million people die from malignant diseases (1.2). Every year in the Republic of Serbia around 32.000 new cases of malignant diseases are diagnosed, and annually in the Republic of Serbia around 20.000 people die from cancer. The objective is to improve the health of the population of the Republic of Serbia and to prevent development of malignant diseases, especially in persons with increased risk for their development. The objective is to improve the quality of life of those who have already developed malignant diseases, who need efficient treatment, adequate control of symptoms and complications, control of undesired treatment effects, as well as psychological, social and spiritual support to the patient and the family.
The project will enhance national efforts in the fight against colorectal, cervical and breast cancers by using three types of strategies: