Ovarian cancer is considered the most lethal gynaecological cancer and the average age of diagnosis is between 40 and 50 years of age, although there has been a significant increase in women under 30 years of age.
It is estimated that 2 765 women died in Mexico in 2018 and 4 759 new cases were registered. The prevalence is 19.71 per 12,942 women, according to Globocan 2018.
One of the main factors that contribute to the high mortality rate, is related to the late diagnosis, as more than 75% of the patients arrive at the hospitals in stages III and VI of agreement with the Mexican Society of Oncology (SMeO).
Ovarian cancer is aggressive than others because early on it is not easy to detect, as symptoms do not occur at first and are often confused with other diseases. When this pathology is detected it is because the cancer has spread and probably has affected other organs” ” said Mayra Galindo, director general of the Mexican Association for the fight against cancer A. C.
In addition, there is disinformation, as many of the patients do not know which hospitals can receive timely care and medical treatment for this type of disease.
Therefore, the Mexican Association for the Fight against Cancer BC (AMLCC) for the removal of all barriers that prevent timely access and quality to health, having as purpose to inform the women which are the factors, symptoms, treatments, and hospitals that can be met and that the regions nearby these centers can refer the patients that don’t have the care in your state.
Mayra Galindo said that it is important to promote campaigns for the timely detection and awareness of the general population, to generate a culture of care for women and to promote the carrying out of corresponding studies to identify this pathology at an early stage.