Breast cancer in Mexico: a pressing priority.

  title={Breast cancer in Mexico: a pressing priority.},
  author={Felicia Marie Knaul and Gustavo H Nigenda and Rafael Lozano and H{\'e}ctor Arreola-Ornelas and Ana Langer and Julio Frenk},
  journal={Reproductive health matters},
  volume={16 32},
Breast cancer is a serious threat to the health of women globally, and an unrecognised priority in middle-income countries. This paper presents data from Mexico. It shows that breast cancer accounts for more deaths than cervical cancer since 2006. It is the second cause of death for women aged 30-54 and affects all socio-economic groups. Data on detection, although under-reported, show 6,000 new cases in 1990, and a projected increase to over 16,500 per year by 2020. Further, the majority of… CONTINUE READING


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