Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Early detection of cancer in women is a priority of the Ministry of Health


With the aim of taking care of the health of the female population, the Secretary of Health of the State of Mexico, through the Institute of Health of the State of Mexico (ISEM), has carried out an intensive work for the prevention and timely detection of breast and cervical cancer, more than 127,000 Mammograms, 150,000 clinical breast exams, and over 211,000 tests, such as Pap smears, PCR tests, and colposcopy.

It informs that services are brought closer to the population through Community Days for Your Health.

The head of the agency, Francisco Fernández Clamont, stressed that the purpose of this work is the timely detection of these conditions among the Mexican people; For this reason, these preventive medicine actions are permanent and work is being done to strengthen and identify possible cases from first level care units, so that they can be referred to second and third level hospitals, which have the appropriate facilities for this. Have equipment.

Additionally, through Community Days for Your Health, services are brought closer to neighborhoods and communities through mobile units, thereby benefitting more people and detecting any changes that may Can be pre-cancerous, refer the patient to a medical unit that provides the necessary care.

The Director General of the Institute of Health of the State of Mexico (ISEM) also explained that in the specific case of breast cancer, so far in the administration of Governor Alfredo del Mazo Maza, more than 691,000 mammograms have been performed, as well as only more than 989 thousand diagnostic tests. A sustained campaign is carried out for breast examination and additionally for women to learn the correct self-examination techniques.

With respect to cervical neoplasia, from 2017 to 2022, more than 701,000 Pap smears, 499,000 PCR tests, and 61,000 colposcopies were performed to detect precancerous lesions and refer positive cases to tertiary hospitals.

In addition, the institution provides comprehensive care to patients through the State Center for Rehabilitation and Special Education (CEREE) and medical specialties located in Toluca, Huixquilucan and Emotional Support in the Units of Breast Cancer Detection and Diagnosis (Uneme-Dedicam) provides. Cuautitlán, in addition to providing clinical monitoring and treatment abandonment prevention.

Finally, the secretary of health of the unit urged Mexican women to visit their nearest health center, in order to adopt preventive medicine actions as well as timely diagnosis of any disease, with special emphasis on breast cancer or cervical cancer. can be detected. He said that if it is identified in time, then this situation can be rectified.

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