Mexico: Breast Cancer Mortality Rate Declines over Past Four Years

Posted on July 19, 2011 • Filed under: Health, Latin America Womens Issues, Mexico

Between 2005 and 2009, the mortality rate for breast cancer decreased from 17.9 to 10.8 deaths for every 100,000 women ages 25 and older, El Sol de Mexico reports. The mortality rate for cervical-uterine cancer has also gone down, from 17.8 to 9.1 deaths per 100,000, according to the National Institute for Statistics and Geography (INEGI). The distribution of the conditions is also delineated: breast cancer is most common in the central and nothern parts of the country, whereas cervical-uterine cancer affects those in the south and southeast. Read Article

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