/ DRAW DETAILED MAP / Every third Czech gets cancer, and every fourth one will die on it. An extremely "deadly" area in the country is the region of Plzeň, on the contrary, the smallest phenomenon occurs in the Praga-Zachód district. Doctors are cautious about why this is so.
Statistics that they freeze: one Czech dies every 20 minutes. Most of the victims are patients who managed to fight effectively. Their body usually undergoes within two years of completing the first treatment.
Cancer predominates mainly in the lungs, ovaries or prostate. "For example, malignant lung cancers result in death in five years, up to 85 percent of cases," explains Dr. Votruba, the first department of tuberculosis and respiratory diseases in the general hospital.
Ovarian cancers return to women in about 60% of cases, and prostate tumors reappear in about half of men.
Reason? These tumors still can not catch people on time. "Herb factors or the type of treatment used can also play a role," said Peter Bednarcik.
In contrast, breast cancer has a great success in treatment – the probability of a woman's return is only five percent.
The ill Pilsen region
There are still regions where cancer is less dying. Data from the Institute of Information and Health Statistics cover the west of Prague or Příbram. Only about two hundred people in a hundred thousand inhabitants will have tumors.
On the contrary, doctors in the Pilsen region have a huge mortality rate. "We do not know the reasons, but it is true that Pilzno has far more malignant tumors in the long run than the rest of the republic, where more is lost," said director of the Institute of Information and Health Statistics, Ladislav Dušek. Local people, according to him, are more likely to suffer from colon, pancreas or kidney cancer.
According to the head of the Oncology and Radiotherapy Clinic of the University Hospital in Pilzno, radon may become one of the highest cancer cases in the region. The land in the Pilsen region is full.
Radon is highly radioactive, even in lung cancer, it is even the second most common cause of the disease – just after smoking.
Physicians are therefore demanding prophylaxis that would reveal tumors at least once. They would be particularly involved in lung cancer. Research in other European countries has shown that mortality will drop by up to a quarter. "In the Czech Republic, it would mean about 200 surviving human lives," said Votruba.
Subsequent projections are already being implemented. The department's management sent home tests to detect colon cancer