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Organised, nationwide screening for breast cancer with mammography in the age group of 45-65 years with 2 years screening interval started in Hungary in January 2002. The aim of this study is to analyse the attendance rate of breast screening programme for the 2006/2007 years, including the analysis of the ratio of screening and diagnostic mammography(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this paper is to give an overview of organisational issues of the Hungarian nationwide organised breast cancer screening programme and to provide the results of the first screening round of the programme for the years 2002-2003. PATIENTS AND METHODS Data were derived from the financial database of the National Health Insurance Fund(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the cumulative risk of a false-positive screening result in European mammographic screening programmes, and examine the rates and procedures of further assessment. METHODS A literature review was conducted to identify studies of the cumulative risk of a false-positive result in European screening programmes (390,000 women). We then(More)
OBJECTIVES To summarize participation and coverage rates in population mammographic screening programmes for breast cancer in Europe. METHODS We used the European Network for Information on Cancer (EUNICE), a web-based data warehouse (EUNICE Breast Cancer Screening Monitoring, EBCSM) for breast cancer screening, to obtain information on programme(More)
A comparison has been made between the English practice and the "Hungarian model" of cervical screening. In England, until 1986, extensive opportunistic screening was the practice, but--as it had no effect on cervical cancer mortality--afterwards, the screening policy was changed to be strictly in line with international recommendations. On the other hand,(More)
Theoretically, there is a real prospect for full eradication of cervical cancer by cytology screening. In several countries the burden of cervical cancer significantly decreased due to regular screening of the population. In Hungary, the complex "gynecological screening", including colposcopic examination, has a long tradition, however, the efforts of(More)
The "gynecological screening" that is composed of complex gynecological examination including colposcopy and cytological examinations has traditionally been incorporated into the gynecological protocol and practice. Over the past few decades, unfortunately, this screening practice has entrenched in the mind both of the gynecological community and the(More)
UNLABELLED The purpose of this study is to calculate the proportion of women having cytological examination (Pap smear) of cervix either within or outside of the Hungarian organized cervical cancer screening programme. METHODS The data derive from the financial database of the National Health Insurance Fund Administration (OEP) of Hungary covering the(More)
Participation of the target population in coloretal screening is generally low. In addition to demographic and socio-economic factors, the health care system and- in particular - family doctors play an important role. Further, the rate of participation is influenced by psychological, cognitive and behavioural factors, too. The paper analyses factors related(More)
In Hungary, mortality rates from colorectal cancer are dramatically high, therefore the reduction by population screening as a public health measure is considered as one of the priorities of National Public Health Program. In the beginning, a human-specific immunological test was applied in the "model programs", as a screening tool, to detect the occult(More)