Breast cancer in Mexico: A growing challenge to health and the health system

Yanin Chávarri-Guerra, Cynthia Villarreal-Garza, Pedro E.R. Liedke, Felicia Knaul, Alejandro Mohar, Dianne M. Finkelstein, Paul E. Goss

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Abstract

Breast cancer is a major public health issue in low-income and middle-income countries. In Mexico, incidence and mortality of breast cancer have risen in the past few decades. Changes in health-care policies in Mexico have incorporated programmes for access to early diagnosis and treatment of this disease. This Review outlines the status of breast cancer in Mexico, regarding demographics, access to care, and strategies to improve clinical outcomes. We identify factors that contribute to the existing disease burden, such as low mammography coverage, poor quality control, limited access to diagnosis and treatment, and insufficient physical and human resources for clinical care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e335-e343
JournalThe Lancet Oncology
Volume13
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology

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    Chávarri-Guerra, Y., Villarreal-Garza, C., Liedke, P. E. R., Knaul, F., Mohar, A., Finkelstein, D. M., & Goss, P. E. (2012). Breast cancer in Mexico: A growing challenge to health and the health system. The Lancet Oncology, 13(8), e335-e343. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1470-2045(12)70246-2