Baja California, Mexico, number of cancer cases decrease

Posted on October 4, 2012 • Filed under: Latin America Health, Latin America Womens Issues, Mexico

From November 2011 to September 2012, Baja California registered 848 women with cancer, 26 000 248 mammograms that have been made, this puts the State in ninth place nationally in incidence of this condition, despite prevention campaigns carried out to detect it early.

José Guadalupe Bustamante Moreno, Secretary of Health in the State, said that every two hours a woman dies from the disease in Mexico, while in California, are three women.

“In five years we will have a significant reduction, because the woman who dies today is because five years ago did not mammography or Pap did not, and today we have the release, but in five years, our work is to see reflected in drastically lowering the number of deaths of women, “said the official.

Although BC ranks ninth in breast cancer ranks first nationwide deaths in women, and is in the north where more is reflected, because they tend to have children later late, do not breastfeed or stop breastfeeding by lifestyle. Read Article

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