To avoid the health problems, you should be regularly surveyed
Last week, the female citizens of Hlukhiv were advised by the leading Ukrainian mammologist. Professor Sergii G. Bugaytsov is a senior scientist of the Institute of Clinical Radiology of the National Research Center for Radiation Medicine, academician, doctor of medical sciences. Such high-level doctors` visits to our city are extremely rare. Therefore, there were a lot of people who wanted to get the advice of the specialist. He examined 60 women in Hlukhiv.
Notwithstanding that getting the professor`s appointment in Kyiv is not easy and the private consultation costs UAH 600, the doctor undertaken free health surveys of the female citizens of Hlukhiv during the two days. This was made possible by the program “Health of Sumy citizens”, initiated by People’s Deputy Andrii Derkach. The project is supported and sponsored by the Charity Foundation “Our Future”. This is the third time in one and half year when women from Krolevets, Putivl, Yampil, Seredyna-Buda, Druzhba, Svesa, Znob-Novgorod, excluding Hlukhiv, can be examined by the mammologists. During this time, about 1,500 women received counselling.
Patients who have identified problems, benign and malignant tumors are especially often consul the doctor. This is what Sergii G. Bugaytsov knows best, because he defended two Doctor’s Dissertation on breast cancer, wrote more than 130 scientific publications and developed a recovery program for women.
– My sister and my aunt had breast cancer, so I do not have very good genes. Yes, and I am suffering constant problems, so each year you need to be examined, keep it under control. Actually, I think this is kind of a great thing, that now Kyiv doctors come to us, because there is no such specialist in Hlukhiv. In Shostka, I did a mammogram survey, but the conclusion is given by a surgeon, not a mammologist. I still wonder the opinion of a profile specialist. And to get a doctor`s appointment to Sumy, you need to see a number of doctors, and pay for the tolls. Therefore, I try to get the appointment every time the Kyiv mammologist arrives“, pensioner Nadezhda Ivanovna told.
Oncologists note that not all breast neoplasms are malignant, and the medicine has learned to deal with benign ones. Nowadays cancer can be treated as like any other chronic disease. And there are effective drugs for this. But the treatment of malignant tumors is the most expensive in the world. The combined and complex treatment program lasts on average about a year and requires great budget resources. Therefore, when a woman finds out that she has cancer, she experiences not only strong emotional stress, but also a financial blow. That is why, in order to avoid such problems, it is extremely important to have professional breast examinations and to carry out self-examinations. Moreover, after forty years old you should undergo annual full-field digital mammography. Now there are special blood tests for women with bad heredity. Detection of mutations of the breast cancer gene allows you to determine the risks, as well as assess the pathology among children.
By the way, according to Mykola Kolovorotniy,a local surgeon-oncologist, 215 women with breast cancer were registered in Hlukhiv district last year, including 21 women who were diagnosed for the first time.