Improved care through oncology concept


Hessian oncology concept is to improve the care of cancer patients

With a special oncology concept, Hessen wants to achieve significantly improved care for cancer patients in the future. "Around 15,000 to 16,000 people develop cancer every year in Hesse," reports the Hessian Ministry of Social Affairs and Integration. Cancer is the second leading cause of death in Hessen. The newly developed concept, which was presented on Tuesday at the University Clinic in Frankfurt, aims to better coordinate treatment and improve the quality of care.

For example, the oncology concept developed by the Hessian Ministry of Social Affairs provides for the federal state to be divided into six care regions. This is also intended to harmonize the quality of treatment. Initially, the implementation of the concept now begins in 18 clinics in the Frankfurt and Offenbach region, the experts from the Frankfurt "Center for Tumor Diseases" and the Ministry of Social Affairs explained when the concept was presented. Hessen not only breaks new ground in cancer care, but has also recently expanded its commitment to cancer prevention. This year, numerous bundled prevention campaigns will take place under the motto "you are precious - Hessen against cancer". "The aim of the cancer prevention initiative is to educate the Hessian population about the prevention options and the need for preventive medical examinations and at the same time to present the many offers from cancer prophylaxis to support in life with and after cancer," emphasized the Hessian Ministry of Social Affairs. (fp)

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