Stomach Cancer Highest Number of Deaths for Women in Ecuador

Posted on November 14, 2017 • Filed under: Ecuador, Latin America Health (2013) (machine translated) Quito is the city with the highest incidence of breast cancer in the country
According to the World Health Organization, breast cancer is one of the most frequent in women, however in Ecuador stomach cancer is the highest mortality, followed by cancer of the cervix. In 2011, according to official INEC data, 419 women died from breast cancer, while 713 died, almost double, from stomach cancer.

Dr. Rina Quinto, coordinator of the Registry of Tumors of Guayaquil, presented the situation of breast cancer in Ecuador, during the V National Congress of Oncology organized by Solca Quito.

In 96% of cases, breast cancer is treatable if detected early. While measures such as self-examination can alert on the presence of tumors, generally, when they are palpable, they already have a considerable size. Statistics indicate that 52% of affected women go to the hospital in the early stages, this increases the likelihood of saving their lives.

The age group where it is diagnosed with the highest prevalence is 50 to 59 years of age. According to the Tumor Registers of Solca.

Between 2006 and 2008, the highest incidence rate of breast cancer in women was registered in Quito. 36 out of every 100,000 children in Quito were diagnosed with this type of cancer; a total of 890 cases in three years. The lowest incidence was registered in Portoviejo, where 17 out of every 1,000,000 women presented this pathology.


Solca maintains a Cancer Epidemiological Information System, based on six registries of population-based tumors, which measure the new cases of cancer that are generated in the cities of Guayaquil, Quito, Cuenca, Portoviejo, Loja and Machala. (DPV) Source: Solca (Read Article)

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