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Rozhl Chir. 2012 Mar;91(3):121-31.

[Screening of breast carcinoma screening in the Czech Republic requires cooperation with surgeons].

[Article in Czech]

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Breast Unit Prague Mamma centrum, Praha. mirkasko@seznam.cz

Abstract

Mammographic screening is the only reliable method for reduction of mortality resulting from breast cancer. In the Czech Republic, a countrywide mammographic screening has been in function since 2003. Therefore, a total of 3 056 907 women underwent mammography examination by the end of 2010, with 14 914 breast cancers detected. Vast majority of the malignancies was in early stages with a good chance for effective therapy and excellent prognosis. During 2003-2009, regular and health insurance paid examinations were available to women aged 45-69. Since 2010, the age range eligible for mammographic screening has been extended beyond the age of 69, with no upper limit. The rate of Czech women undergoing mammographic screening exceeded 50 percent already in 2008. The effectiveness of screening, increase of rates of early stages and reduction in breast cancer mortality rates have been regularly audited and evaluated based on data collected from all 70 Czech breast cancer screening units.

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