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    I'm a medical student in a small country in Asia, Vietnam. When I read the recommendations about cancer screening (such as this link http://www.cancer.org/healthy/toolsa...dations-by-age), I'm very surprised about that. Because in my country, there 's only 1 screening program that is organized well that is cervical cancer screening. The others aren't popular to patients and doctors also rarely suggest them to patients.
    So when I read guidlines, recommendations in developed countries, I wonder the real satus of screening in your countries?
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    How often do doctors suggest screeing tests to patients?
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    What 's the attitude of patients to screening? Are there many patients accepting them?
    Thanks for your reading.
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    Doctors don't really suggest screening to patients. Instead you get an invitation to screening in the post when you're elligible. So everyone receives an invite and it is not left to doctors discretion.

    We have very good uptake rates for breast and cervical screening. Bowel cancer screening is newer and has poorer uptake, mostly because the test is less pleasant (home stool sample collection, or in some areas a one-off flexible sigmoidoscopy)
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    Thank Ghotay very much. I think there are many people in your country joining screening programs.
    I'm very sad for patients in my country who are diagnosed cancer in late stages because of not knowing about screening. I wish I can open a professional cancer screening program in my country (based on guidlines of developed countries such as your country) in the future. I think it's a big project in the real status here, but I hope I can


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    (Original post by vinhphuc25md)
    Thank Ghotay very much. I think there are many people in your country joining screening programs.
    I'm very sad for patients in my country who are diagnosed cancer in late stages because of not knowing about screening. I wish I can open a professional cancer screening program in my country (based on guidlines of developed countries such as your country) in the future. I think it's a big project in the real status here, but I hope I can
    A nationally funded program? The economics of screening programs can be very complicated and depend on specific circumstance and, of course, available funds. It may be that a bowel cancer screening program is not economical in say Vietnam at this time and that that money would be better spent opening new clinics, or alternative screening programs (e.g. newborns) or elsewhere.
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    A nationally funded program? The economics of screening programs can be very complicated and depend on specific circumstance and, of course, available funds. It may be that a bowel cancer screening program is not economical in say Vietnam at this time and that that money would be better spent opening new clinics, or alternative screening programs (e.g. newborns) or elsewhere.
    Thanks for your advice. I also think it will be difficult. But beside economic problem, it 's also for the benefit of patients. I haven't yet had clear plan, it 's just my intention
 
 
 
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