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Senate approves within 60 days for early cancer treatment in SUS

The project includes chemotherapy, radiotherapy or surgery as the treatment provided within

 
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Plenary session which approved the bill in the Senate (PLS) 32/1997
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Plenary session which approved the bill in the Senate (PLS) 32/1997

The Senate approved, on Tuesday (30), substitute the House of Representatives to Projeto de Lei do Senado (PLS) 32/1997 establishing a maximum period of 60 days from diagnosis to initiation of treatment of cancer patients by the Unified Health System (SUS).

The text also provides for a period less than 60 days, according to the therapeutic needs of the case. The deadline will be considered completed when it actually start treatment (surgery, radiotherapy or chemotherapy).

Another important measure brought by the project is the provision of free access to privileged and opium derivatives painkillers for cancer patients who are suffering from pain.

The bill also establishes an obligation for states to develop regional plans for the installation of specialized services in oncology, so that areas not contemplated thereafter have access to these services.

The original proposition, the former Senator Osmar Dias, had only about drug treatment with analgesics, such as morphine. In the House, the scope was expanded to include the mandatory offer by SUS to cancer patients, within 60 days, in addition to other treatments available analgesics, such as surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

The rapporteur of the matter, Senator Ana Amelia (PP-RS), praised the project has been approved while the ending October Rose, movement for the prevention and treatment of breast cancer. In her opinion, the new law will benefit women who suffer with the disease.

The text now goes to President Dilma Rousseff's sanction.

With information from the Agency Senate

Source: Isaude.net
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