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Breast cancer

While the incidence of breast carcinoma in the Czech Republic and in Slovakia is increasing, the mortality is slowly decreasing. Both phenomena can be explained by the successful implementation of breast screening programmes; such programmes contribute to cancer detection in its early stage, enhancing the treatment effectiveness and decreasing patients' mortality. The population-based breast cancer screening in the Czech Republic was launched in September 2002.

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Histopathologic image from ductal cell carcinoma in situ (DCIS) of breast.
(Source: Wikipedia)

Breast cancer in the Czech Republic


Trends in breast cancer incidence and mortality in the Czech Republic
Time trends in incidence and mortality.

Age structure of patients.

Comparison of incidence in the Czech Republic and abroad.
(Source: www.svod.cz)

Breast cancer in Slovakia



Time trends in incidence and mortality.

Age structure of patients.

Comparison of incidence in the Slovak Republic and abroad.
(Source: www.nor-sk.org)

On-line information sources

Many specialists are focused on breast cancer issues; we mention here only several on-line information sources in English.

www.cancer.gov Official website of the US National Cancer Institute. Apart from information on breast cancer, this website provides a lot of information on other cancer diagnoses, clinical trials etc.
www.imaginis.com A well-aranged website which provides detailed information on breast cancer.
www.cancerbackup.org Official website of the British non-profit organization Cancerbackup, which provides useful information on all cancer diagnoses, as well as advice for patients and their families.
www.cancersource.com Another US website providing comprehensive information on cancer diagnoses.