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Alarmingly low awareness of urology across Europe
24. 9. 2018 European Association of Urology (EAU) Press Release | More information...

Public awareness of urological conditions is alarmingly low throughout Europe. Results of a new international survey [1] of more than 2,500 responders from 5 countries show that women know more about men’s health issues than men do, men have poor knowledge of key urological symptoms and don’t take early signs of potentially life-threatening urological conditions seriously.

Vaccinating girls and boys against human papillomavirus (HPV) prevents the development of several serious cancers and protects human lives
12. 7. 2018 Committee on Healthcare from the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic | More information...

As in most developed European countries, a vaccination programme against HPV has also been introduced in the Czech Republic. HPV vaccines are reimbursed from the public health insurance if the first dose is administered between ages 13 and 14. Both girls and boys can be vaccinated under this scheme.

Does HPV vaccination prevent the development of cervical cancer? Are there harms associated with being vaccinated?
9. 5. 2018 Cochrane Press Release | More information...

New evidence published in the Cochrane Library [1] shows that human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines protect against cervical lesions in young women, particularly in those who are vaccinated between the ages of 15 and 26. It also summarises findings on harms that have been assessed in randomised controlled trials.

Results of personalised invitations of Czech citizens to cancer screening programmes in 2014
16. 4. 2015 Czech Ministry of Health, Institute of Biostatistics and Analyses of Masaryk University | More information...

The project of personalised invitations of citizens to cancer screening programmes was launched in the Czech Republic in January 2014. Women are invited to participate in breast cancer screening and cervical cancer screening; men and women are invited to participate in colorectal cancer screening. The project aims to enhance the current cancer prevention programmes, and to increase their participation rates; therefore, personalised invitations are sent to citizens who do not participate in cancer screening programmes in the long term, and thus are at a higher risk of developing cancer.

Personalised invitations of Czech citizens to cancer screening programmes
15. 1. 2014 IBA MU | More information...

In January 2014, a project of personalised invitations for cancer screening programmes was launched in the Czech Republic. In particular, citizens are invited to participate in colorectal cancer screening (men and women), as well as breast cancer screening and cervical cancer screening (women). Personalised invitations are aimed at citizens who have not participated in cancer screening programmes in the long term, and therefore are at a higher risk of developing cancer. The project is expected to increase participation rates in Czech cancer screening programmes.

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