Salud Pública de México

Challenges in the development and implementation of the National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program in Mexico

Nancy Reynoso-Noverón, Abelardo Meneses-García, Aura Erazo-Valle, Pedro Escudero-de los Ríos, Pablo Antonio Kuri-Morales, Alejandro Mohar-Betancourt

Resumen


Chronic noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), including can- cer, have become the leading cause of human morbidity and mortality. In Mexico, cancer is the third leading cause of death, with a high incidence among the economically active popula- tion, a high proportion of advanced stages at diagnosis and limited care coverage for patients. However, no public policy aimed at managing this important public health problem has been developed and implemented to date. This manuscript describes the first interinstitutional proposal of a National Program for Cancer Control, considering the known risk factors, early detection, treatment, palliative care and patient rehabilitation. This manuscript also outlines a series of thoughts on the difficulties and needs that the Mexican health system faces in achieving the main objectives of the program: to decrease the incidence of cancer, to increase survival and to improve the quality of life for this group of patients.

 

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21149/spm.v58i2.7804


Palabras clave


cancer; program; control; Mexico

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