Budapest, February 4 (MTI) – The Human Resources Ministry is launching several screening programmes this year in an effort to boost the efficacy of cancer prevention, the state secretary for health told a press conference on Tuesday, marking World Cancer Day.

The development of facilities providing oncology care will continue, Miklos Szocska said.

A campaign for screening breast cancer will be launched on April 10 under which invitations for examination will be mailed to 600,000 people, he said.

A screening truck will be dispatched to poorer regions and the opening hours of screening stations will be extended, Szocska added.

The ministry will launch additional hard-hitting campaigns to stress the importance of early detection, he said.



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