Armenia is hosting a new campaign aimed at early detection of cancer and its accurate diagnosis. The campaign is conducted by Europe Donna Armenia – member of the European Breast Cancer Coalition under the slogan “Early and Accurate”. The Representative of the organization Nvard Kocharyan told at a press conference every year more women are diagnosed with cancer in the republic with majority of the cases – at later stages.
“Early detection is the best protection against cancer as studies show that those detected early have high cure and life rates, why not – more affordable cost for treatment,” Kocharyan said.
As to the accurate diagnosis, the speaker pointed to number of recorded cases with inaccurate diagnosis that lead to other range of complexities.
Kocharyan informed that the campaign includes a range of events including but not limited to breast screenings, public awareness events both in Yerevan and marzes, medical ultrasound, consultations, etc.
As Kocharyan informed around 1200 new cases of the disease are revealed in Armenia with 30 % of them in the third or fourth stages of the disease.