Number Т. 10, № 3-4 (39-40)

Colorectal cancer screening as a consensus resolution to the problem of locally advanced colon and rectal cancer in Ukraine. Controversies and questions

Michailovich Y., Kolesnik O.O.

Summary. Colorectal cancer in the structure of morbidity and mortality continues to keep the leading positions in Ukraine. Increasing colorectal cancer incidence rate, significant changes in age group of patients due to the prevalence persons over the age 60, a significant increase in number of patients with various complications and over-expansion the tumor’s process, particularly in young people, high rates of postoperative complications and also mortality, low overall and disease-free survival indicates requiring immediate action resolution to this issue. The medical and social demand to implement a program of colorectal cancer population screening has long been ripe in Ukraine. Financial aspects of chemoradiotherapy for locally advanced colorectal cancer compared to screening costs were analyzed in this study. The evidence base for the strategy of contemporary colon cancer diagnosis and treatment was based on the data of NCCN and PubMed.
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