lung cancer neoplastic disease more deadly In Latin America, and the health-conscious person, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), "Lung Cancer in Latin America: It's time to stop the work the other way, # was held by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
In the study presented within the framework of the Congress of the Mexican Society of Oncology (SMEO), data from 12 Latin American countries were analyzed. lung cancer While the third or fourth stage is diagnosed, the ratio in the rest of the region is 85%.
Irene Mia, global editor-in-chief of EIU, said that there is no
Sufficient data in Latin AmericaTherefore, we have worked on the identification of three priority areas in health policies for cancer control: tobacco control, access and early detection.
Health professionals participating in the study show that stigmatization of this type of cancer is an obstacle to more specific policies and resources than other types of cancer.
Head of Lung Unit, National American Institute for Cancerology (INCan) Oscar Arrieta said, "Smokers are thought to be infected," he said, adding that smoking is an addiction without the Mexican state. I did enough to avoid.
The main reason for smoking is still
lung cancer The presence of arsenic in water at 40% is due to reasons such as air pollution and the use of firewood in kitchens.
In Mexico, such a cancer is not covered by Seguro Popular – it covers more than 40% of the country's population without a private or social security, which contributes to the country's low-level positions in the country. tobacco control, access and early diagnosis.
In Latin America, 60,000 people die from lung cancer every year, while in Mexico, 10,000 new cases were identified in 2010, and Arrieta is expected to double by 2025, according to Arrieta. ”Mortality rate is very similar“.
Ricardo Pérez Cuevas, research director of the National Institute of Public Health, said that the study reflects the challenges in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer, and that there is not a single answer to these problems in Latin America. Latin.
Pérez Cuevas, Mexican Health Foundation and National Public Health Institute in INCan, Mexico
fight against lung cancer and to be offered to Mexican authorities for smoking.
Imiz Our hope is that the lung cancer care policy should be stable, have the necessary infrastructure, and that we can progress in the access and effectiveness of the treatment, Uzman he said.