Despite the fact that every year 160,000 new patients with cancer are registered in Ukraine, we still have no state program aimed at combating oncology. This was stated by MP Iryna Sysoyenko representing the Samopomich Union faction.
The parliamentarian also draws attention to the importance of combating women’s cancer. In Ukraine, some women’s diseases are getting younger, especially cervical cancer. Iryna Sysoyenko states, “Unfortunately, very often cancer results in death of young women. This is a problem with which we must cope and fight, because the Ukrainian nation is only possible if we have healthy women.”
Since there is no government program to fight cancer, the MP is appealing to the regional governors and regional councils to start solving this problem at their level and to create financial opportunities for oncological screenings of women in local medical care programs.
Iryna Sysoyenko emphasizes: “Each hryvnia invested in prevention saves 10 hryvnias for the treatment of cancer. Therefore, regional councils should create joint initiatives with oncologists and fund examinations.