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WHO is aware of the increase in cancer cases in Honduras

March 18, 2019, 12:14Tegucigalpa, March 18 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) today warned about the increase in cancer cases in Honduras, where every hour a person is diagnosed with the disease.

A WHO report revealed that about 10,000 cancer patients were diagnosed in the country last year.

According to the study, the women's sector has the highest incidence, where in 2018 more than 5,500 women were diagnosed with cancer, while there were over 4,400 men where the disease was found.

Statistical data show that the most common cancers are the breast with 195 thousand new cases and the cervix, with 804.

WHO said that four out of 10 Honduras diagnosed with these conditions do not survive because in many cases detection is delayed.

Between 30 and 50 percent of cancers can be avoided if risk factors are reduced, the report said.

According to the study, 70 percent of the deaths recorded in the world due to this condition occurred in low and middle income countries.

In this way, activists who promote the fight against cancer in Honduras criticize the high cost of studies and treatments that patients should face.

They also encourage better health care because surgical care is in most cases prolonged, medication, which causes the disease to develop.

Honduras is the Central American country with the highest cancer rate with 29.4 cases per day. 100,000 inhabitants and with the highest mortality rate of 15.7 deaths per year. 100,000 inhabitants.

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