Sunday , February 28 2021

In Uruguay, 8,000 people die every year from cancer

    In Uruguay, 8,000 people die every year from cancer.
In Uruguay, 8,000 people die every year from cancer.

The Honorary Commission on Cancer celebrated its 30th anniversary and mentioned it with various institutions, including the Minister of Health, Jorge Basso.

In this context, the Commission presented the main cancer indicators in the country and presented the strategic lines of work for the coming years.

These figures indicate that 8,000 people die each year in Uruguay and 15 to 16,000 cancers are diagnosed.

Figures show that 50% of diagnoses in developed countries do not die from this disease. And according to the numbers issued by the Commission, Uruguay is very close to this number.

During the period from 2010 to 2014, 643 women died of breast cancer and 134 cases of cervical cancer in the study period.


Commission President Álvaro Luongo pointed out that much remains to be done in clinical trials and remains a very vulnerable part of the population that these studies do not provide for early detection.

"We know that mammography has allowed the country to go down rather than an increase that continues to rise, but cancer mortality," he said.

He added that "the challenge is that now all women are reaching, because there is still a group of women who do not receive mammography".

Therefore, one of the Commission's main tasks is "to continue investing in this process, to continue investing in knowledge".

For those who do not reach this research, he stressed that "it is a resident who has not taken into account the need for this kind of research for this kind of research to control his illness" and that "it is a group of people we call vulnerable"

"It's a cultural factor, and the Commission needs to continue its fight to change this culture," he concluded.

He also said that over the past 30 years, $ 16 million was invested in installing mammography equipment, which in the late 1980s was only 3 or 4 in the country.

Men are most likely to have lung cancer and prostate cancer.

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