Screenings can help to detect any cancer as early as possible, so treatment is still possible.
Consequently, the Danish Cancer society, that during the coronakrisen has been a drop in the number of women who have been screened for cervical cancer.
- It is the case that the screenings help to detect a possible cancer as early as possible, and recovery is directly linked to how early it is discovered.
- So it is very worrying that we have only a few of the results right now, " said Jesper Fisker, who is the managing director of the Danish Cancer society.
According to the national board of Health was there from the turn of the year and forward to the start of the march carried out between 5000 and 5500 screenings per week in the entire country.
After 9. march and particularly from the week after was a large decrease to a level between 650 and 1500 samples per week for the next weeks.
the national board of Health attribute the decline to a change in the behaviour of women, who did not appear for screenings - either because they maybe were worried to move out, or because they did not want to burden the health service under the corona.
the Director from the Danish Cancer society also believe that it is the main reasons for the decline, since the same factors have played into other areas of health care under the coronakrisen.
- But that is only to say to it, if you have the symptoms of serious illness in the way, or you have the opportunity to participate in the screening, so you should do it.
- the Call must be, that you do this, and also uses the opportunities, which we hope that the authorities make available, says mr Jesper Fisker.
the Hope is that the authorities repeat a model that has been put into use on the brystkræftområdet. Here, they have not met up for a screening, got an extra option to be called into an extra time.
- On the way hopefully, we can get the number of screenings up again, says mr Jesper Fisker.
the Report from the Danish Health and medicines authority show that the number of screenings began to rise again in mid-april. In the penultimate week of april was carried out 3400 screenings.
Approximately 400 women each year diagnosed with cancer in livmorhalsen in Denmark.
According to the Cancer society, screenings been to approximately halve the number of cases recorded in the past 40 years.