Bashkiria has set a course for the prevention of colorectal cancer
Since the beginning of July, an unprecedented program “For a healthy Life” has been launched in the Republic of Bashkortostan. It is held jointly with the All-Russian project “Oncopatrul” on the early exclusion of colorectal cancer among employees of leading enterprises of the republic.
More than 2,600 employees of three enterprises took part in the action: Ufa Aggregate Production Association and Scientific Production Enterprise “Molniya”, as well as JSC “UAP “Hydraulics”, which are part of the holding “Technodinamika” State Corporation “Russian Technologies”.
The campaign is held in two stages: specialists of the Oncologists of the Hertsen Institute – a branch of the Federal State Budgetary Institution “NMIC of Radiology” of the Ministry of Health of Russia – conduct training seminars for employees of enterprises, during which they talk about the importance of early prevention of colorectal cancer and diagnostic methods. At the second stage, each employee of the company undergoes a primary diagnosis (passes a stool oncotest for hidden blood), and then, in case of a positive result, the patient is referred for an endoscopic colonoscopy.
To date, 1,052 people have already been tested. Of these, 55 employees underwent endoscopic colonoscopy. Two employees were diagnosed with colorectal cancer. In 34 cases, polyps ranging in size from 5 to 25 mm were identified and removed.
At the same time, more than 50 endoscopists of the republic attended a training seminar and a master class conducted by leading specialists of the Republican Clinical Oncological Dispensary together with experts of the Oncologists of the Hertsen Institute – a branch of the Federal State Budgetary Institution “NMIC of Radiology” of the Ministry of Health of Russia. They were the ones who had to conduct diagnostic tests for employees of enterprises.
Endoscopic colonoscopy is performed in the specialized departments of the RAO RZD Clinic, the Kuvatov Republican Clinical Hospital, and the Bashkir State Medical University Clinic.
The final results of colorectal cancer screening will be known at the end of October this year.
Press Service of the Federal State Budgetary Institution “NMIC of Radiology” of the Ministry of Health of Russia