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Cancer control activities in the Republic of Korea

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  • Cancer control activities in the Republic of Korea
  • Yoo, Keun-Young
  • Oxford University Press


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Title Cancer control activities in the Republic of Korea
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Yoo, Keun-Young

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[Oxford, U.K.]:Oxford University Press

Date 2008-04
Journal Title; Vol./Issue Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology:vol. 38(no. 5)
Pages 7
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Social Development < Health
Holding Oxford University Press

Abstract

South Korea has a population of 47.3 million. The whole population is covered by a mandatory social insurance system (the National Health Insurance Program) that is financed through the contributions paid by the insured and their employers. Cancer has been the leading cause of death in Korea since 1983. About 130 000 people develop cancer annually with 66 000 deaths in 2006. Cancer patients’ 5-year survival rates between 1998 and 2002 were 37.8 and 57.0% for men and women, respectively. The five leading primary cancer sites were stomach, lung, liver, colon and rectum, and bladder among males, whereas the most common cancers were stomach, breast, colon and rectum, uterine cervix and lung among females. With the rapidly aging population, reducing cancer burden at the national level has become one of the major political issues in Korea. (The rest omitted)