Promoting Cancer-screening Project

西安市适龄妇女均可享受免费“两癌”筛查

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rural residents who returned home to start their own businesses and/or to take care of their children.

Gao also told media, in October 2017, the ministry's workers began compiling files on disadvantaged children (including orphaned and/or disabled

Cervical and breast cancer (the "two cancers") are lifethreatening diseases that have affected countless women in recent years. Statistics issued in 2017 by the National Cancer Center indicate 460,000 women worldwide are diagnosed with cervical cancer every year, and nearly one-third of those women are Chinese. The statistics also indicate more than 50,000 Chinese women die from cervical cancer every year. Also, the rate of incidence of breast cancer has increased by three percent annually in recent years.

In 2009, the All-china Women's Federation (ACWF) and China's National Health and Family Planning Commission implemented the cancer-screening project. Under the project, rural Chinese women receive free screening for the "two cancers." The project's aims are to raise awareness about the importance of healthcare, and to detect the "two cancers" early, so afflicted women can receive timely medical treatment.

To promote implementation of the cancer-screening project, the Xi'an Municipal People's Government recently promulgated a work plan to provide, once every three years, free screening for the "two cancers" to all women, who are aged between 30 and 64 in Xi'an, capital of Northwest China's Shaanxi Province.

In addition to medical check-ups, doctors with the designated hospitals or healthcare centers, which provide the screening, will offer advice on prevention and treatment of the "two cancers" to women. The hospitals and centers will inform the women of the results of the medical checkups, so afflicted women can receive timely treatments. The organizations will also require doctors to make follow-up visits to the women after their treatments.

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