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Mammography does not reach "the most vulnerable sectors"



Posted: 11/12/2018 12:26 AM

In Uruguay, about 8,000 people die from cancer every year, and 16,000 cases are diagnosed.

In the event of marking the 30th anniversary of the Honorary Commission for Combating Cancer, the chairman of that body, Álvaro Luongo, noted the progress of mammography studies in these three decades, but admitted that there are vulnerable sections of the population. it is difficult for them to come.

"It is a more vulnerable population with a specific cultural construction," said Luongo, pointing out that it is working to ensure that women in the sector know the importance of Pope's test and mammography.

He said that mammography is one of the major progress of the commission. "When we left, we had five mammograms, we have more than 20 today," he said, adding that $ 16 million was made.

Breast cancer is also one that causes more deaths in Uruguay but has the same problems Luongo has recognized with breast cancer. "Cervik is a difficult place to reach," he said.

In men, the most common are lung cancer and prostate cancer. Authorities have recognized the work that has been done in the fight against tobacco consumption. Lucía Delgado, the vice-president of the commission, said that around 300,000 Uruguayans stopped smoking.

"In any case, we have to reduce other vapors that also cause cancer," Luongo said.

In Uruguay, about 8,000 people die from cancer every year, and 16,000 cases are diagnosed. "We found 50%. It's a character that developed countries have," he said.


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