Epidemic trend, screening, and early detection and treatment of cancer in Chinese population

Xiao-Nong Zou


Epidemiological studies showed the incidence mortality rates of cancer were increasing in recent decades in Chinese population.National and regional preventive programs aim to reduce the health hazards of cancer and focuse the population at high risks forspecific cancer, particularly in rural areas and to offer the access to early detection for multlple cancers in urban areas. The earlyscreening, early detection and treatment have been put into operation for the population at risks in rural areas at first, and in theurban areas in recent years. To understand the epidemic patterns and trends of cancer, and the experiences in applying earlydetection strategies in China, selected literatures were reviewed for brief summary.


Epidemiology; screening; early detection; cancer

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