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Topical issues of oncology treatment are discussed by doctors from 4 countries in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

The international conference on topical issues of oncology began its work in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk today.

Holding the forum on Sakhalin is not accidental, in recent years there has been a high level of cancer incidence. According to this indicator, the region ranks fifth in the country, A. Petrovsky reported. An international conference in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk was proposed by the government of the Sakhalin region, concerned about alarming statistics in the region. According to him, for three days the doctors will discuss the main scientific directions of oncology development in the world, and also give master classes for Sakhalin colleagues - they will conduct several operations on cancer of the stomach, esophagus, lung, colon, bladder tumors in the Sakhalin Regional Oncology Center . On the eve of the forum, its participants held a reception and examination of patients on Sakhalin.

120 oncologists from Russia, Japan, South Korea and Singapore are participating in the conference, the chief executive of the Association of Russian Oncologists Alexander Petrovsky told reporters before the opening of the forum.

“But in general, it is advisable to organize such scientific meetings in all regions of our country because cancer incidence is one of the leading problems in modern medicine,” A. Petrovsky noted.

"It cannot be said that the situation in the Sakhalin region is any exceptional. The trends in this region are the same as in the whole country. The main mortality rate is lung cancer. The main risk factor for its occurrence is smoking. And the more serious is the fight against tobacco smoking, the more mortality from neoplasms decreases both in the world and in Russia, "D. Zaridze told reporters.

According to him, the world statistics show that the death rate from cancer begins to decline in countries of Western Europe, in the US, in Japan, in South Korea precisely due to quitting smoking.

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