The prophylactic operational model integrated with occupational healthcare – Prophylactic of some types of cancers among women
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Instytut Medycyny Pracy im. prof. J. Nofera / Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Łódź, Poland (Klinika Chorób Zawodowych i Zdrowia Środowiskowego / Department of Occupational Diseases and Environmental Health)
Instytut Medycyny Pracy im. prof. J. Nofera / Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Łódź, Poland (Zakład Epidemiologii Środowiskowej / Department of Environmental Epidemiology)
Uniwersytet Medyczny w Łodzi / Medical University of Lodz, Łódź, Poland (Klinika Perinatologii, I Katedry Ginekologii i Położnictwa / Department of Perinatology, 1st Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Uniwersytet Rzeszowski/ University of Rzeszow, Rzeszów, Poland (Kliniczny Szpital Wojewódzki nr 1 im. Fryderyka Chopina w Rzeszowie, Klinika Ginekologii i Położnictwa / Frederick Chopin Clinical Provincial Hospital No. 1 Rzeszow, Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic)
Instytut Centrum Zdrowia Matki Polki / Institute of Polish Mother’s Memorial Hospital, Łódź, Poland (Klinika Chirurgii Onkologicznej i Chorób Piersi / Department of Oncological Surgery and Breast Diseases)
Marta Wiszniewska   

Instytut Medycyny Pracy im. prof. J. Nofera, Klinika Chorób Zawodowych i Zdrowia Środowiskowego, ul. św. Teresy 8, 91-348 Łódź
Online publication date: 2018-07-23
Med Pr 2018;69(4):439–455
Periodical medical examinations are mandatory for employees in Poland. This rule makes a unique opportunity during occupational health services for implementation of prophylactic activities focused on early diagnosis of various diseases, including cancers. Epidemiological data about cancers is alarming and what is more, further increase in development of cancers is being predicted in population overall. The highest incidence of cancers in the case of Polish women belongs to breast cancer (21.7% of diagnosed cancers in general), while the morbidity rate for uterine cancer, ovarian cancer and cervical cancer amounts to 7.4%, 4.7% and 3.5%, respectively. The aim of this study was to elaborate an algorithm of prophylactic activities integrated with the occupational healthcare system, based on medical literature review and guidelines concerning prophylaxis of selected cancers. Polish cancers’ prophylaxis programs related to risk factors were presented in this publication and practical indications for occupational healthcare physicians were worked out. Med Pr 2018;69(4):439–455