At the beginning of 2019, 1,042,860 patients with malignant neoplasms were registered in Ukraine, which means that out of 100 thousand people in Ukraine, there are 2,470 people with malignant neoplasms. The number of children with malignant oncology in children over the past five years has grown by almost 14%. These scary figures are the result of chronic budget underfunding in Ukraine for the prevention and treatment of cancer. This was stated by former MP, Tetiana Bakhteieva.
According to her, Ukrainian doctors can fight cancer no worse than their foreign colleagues, but they need modern medical equipment and financing of recognized cancer treatment protocol standards.
“In order to achieve tangible results in the fight against treatment and prevention of cancer in children in Ukraine, 100% financing of state medical programs to fight children and adult oncological diseases, as well as full financing of the National Cancer Institute, regional oncological dispensaries are necessary,” the politician considers.
According to Tetiana Bakhteieva, the state is considered strong and successful when it invests strength and resources in the health and development of children. “Every child born in Ukraine is a national treasure! Everything must be done for the early diagnosis and effective treatment of cancer in children and adults in Ukraine. I wish each child and adult to be healthy and happy!” the former MP emphasized.