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Law requiring initiation of cancer treatment in 60 days enters into force 23 days

Ministry of Health creates Cancer Information System to assist states and municipalities to manage cancer services

 
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Presentation of rules for compliance with the Act 12.732/2012, which determines within 60 days to the start of cancer treatment in the NHS Alexandre Padilha, Minister of Health, during the presentation of the rules
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Presentation of rules for compliance with the Act 12.732/2012, which determines within 60 days to the start of cancer treatment in the NHS
Alexandre Padilha, Minister of Health, during the presentation of the rules

Cancer patients should commence treatment within 60 days after the record of the disease in the medical record. The regulations of the Law 12.732/12, which determines the term was detailed on Thursday (16) by the Ministry of Health The legislation comes into force on June 23. In an attempt to assist states and municipalities to manage cancer services from the public, the agency announced the creation of the Cancer Information System (Siscan).

The software, available free of charge to the departments of Health this week will gather patient history and treatment. It is a real-time monitoring of what happens in health services, said Health Minister, Alexandre Padilha.

The government forecast is that, as of August, all records of new cancer cases in the country are made by Siscan. According to Padilla, states and municipalities that do not deploy the system to the end of the year will be suspended the transfers made to cancer care.

Another measure announced deals with visits to hospitals that meet via the Unified Health System (SUS) to evaluate the operating conditions and the ability to offer cancer care with agility. A committee of monitoring and evaluation, permanent, should accompany the implementation process of the implementation of plans and Siscan regional oncology.

The ministry said the health units that offer radiotherapy services will be encouraged to adopt a third shift operation, once the service is usually done only in the morning and afternoon. According to the ministry, to date, 93 services have expressed interest in expanding the hours of operation. Another option considered by the government is hiring Private hospitals to provide services to the NHS.

Data from the National Cancer Institute (Inca) indicate that approximately 518,000 new cases of the disease must be registered in Brazil this year. It is estimated that 60,180 men have prostate cancer and 52,600 women are diagnosed with breast cancer.

In 2010, the country recorded 179,000 deaths from the disease. The cancer bronchus and lung was the type that killed more (21,779), followed by stomach cancer (13,402), prostate cancer (12,778), breast cancer (12,853) and colon (8385).

Source: AGÊNCIA BRASIL
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