In the case of middle-aged women, the most common causes of death include tumorous diseases, such as breast cancer and cervical cancer, approximately 2 000 women die of the former illness in Hungary each year. According to a Eurostat survey, in 2016, every 100 000 women in Hungary died of cervical cancer in 6.8 cases and of uterine cancer 7.5 times.
In the same age group, gastrointestinal diseases, such as cirrhosis, are the most common cause of death among men, while in those over 65 years, diseases of the cardiovascular system in both sexes. The previously mentioned Eurostat data also reveal that the number of deaths of lung cancer and colon cancer in Hungary in 2016 was above the EU standard average.
Statistics published by the CSO also show that the number of deaths increases for men over the age of 40 and for women from the age of 50, therefore participation in annual screening tests is particularly important.
The mortality rate in case of cancerous, liver, and cardiovascular disease can be significantly reduced if they are detected and treated in time. For this, regular examinations are essential, and in case of a complaint, the examination must be carried out immediately, quickly and professionally. Medicover Health Insurance can help you with this.