Salud Pública de México

Proposals for the prevention of lung cancer in the health system of Mexico

Oscar Arrieta, Mariana López-Mejía, Eleazar Omar Macedo-Pérez, José Francisco Corona-Cruz

Resumen


The management of lung cancer is challenging. However, nowadays the main goal is to achieve a significant overall survival accompanied by a good quality of life. Because smoking is associated with up to 71% of cancer deaths, the first policy that should be established is one that promotes strategies for healthy lifestyles by providing information about lung cancer, risk factors, protection factors, and precautionary data. Furthermore, an effective screening method that would allow early diagnosis should be established. Following diagnosis, the patient should be genotyped to identify predisposing muta- tions to give personalized medicine to the patient. The health system policies should include information that affects the health of the population and simultaneously allows for early diagnoses, resulting in a higher survival rate.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21149/spm.v58i2.7796

 

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carcinoma; non-small-cell lung; public health, primary prevention; secondary prevention; early diagnosis

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