The Honorary Commission for the Fight against Cancer celebrated its 30th anniversary and remembered along with a number of authorities, including Public Health Minister Jorge Basso.
In this context, the Commission introduced the evolution of the main cancer indicators of the country and introduced the strategic work lines for the years to come.
The figures show that 8,000 people die in Uruguay per year and between 15 and 16,000 cancer cases are diagnosed.
The figures show that 50% of those diagnosed die from developed countries in developed countries. And according to the numbers released by the Commission, Uruguay is very close to reaching this figure.
From 2010 to 2014, the period studied, 643 women of breast cancer and 134 cervical cancer died each year.
President of the Commission, Álvaro Luongo, noted that much was still being invested in clinical research, and that there is still a very intimate part of the population that these studies do not reach to & # 39 ; w found at an early stage.
"We know that mammography has allowed the country to go down, not the causes that continue to rise, but cancer deaths," he said.
He added that "the challenge is that it now reaches all the women because of catching a group of women who do not get mammography."
That is why one of the main challenges of the Commission is "to continue investing in this regard, to continue investing in information".
Regarding those who do not reach these studies, he stated that "a population that has not considered the need for this type of study for this type of study to control their disease", and that "we are a population call it vulnerable "
"He must do a cultural factor and the Commission must continue fighting to change that culture," he came to the conclusion.
He also said, in these 30 years, 16 million dollars were invested to install mammography machines, which were only 3 or 4 in the whole country in the late 1980's.
For men, lung cancer and prostate cancer are the most common.