Facts About Cancer in Mexico : Cancer is the leading cause of death worldwide and in 2015 caused 8.8 million deaths, according to the National Institute of Statistics and Geography.
Facts About Cancer in Mexico
On the occasion of the International Day against Cancer, which is commemorated on February 4, the Inegi released data that surrounded this disease in Mexico during the period of 2011 to 2016:
- Cancer in organs such as the spleen, ganglia, thymus, liver, bone marrow and digestive is the most deaths cause the Mexican population.
- Smoking is a cause of cancer, but not only lung cancer. Organs such as the bladder, kidney, pancreas, stomach, colon, rectum and cervix are also affected.
3. Obesity is also a cause of cancer, since the hormonal changes that it generates affect cell growth related to breast cancer, endometrium, pancreas, kidney, colon, and gallbladder.
- In the Mexican population from 18 to 59 years, those tumors related to risk factors associated with unhealthy lifestyles such as smoking, alcoholism or sedentary lifestyle begin to appear.
5. The consumption of alcohol has been associated with oral cancer, esophagus, breast, liver, colon, and rectum.
- Mexican women are those who achieve slightly higher mortality rates than men because of cancer.
- Three out of 10 cancer deaths in the population aged 30 to 59 in Mexico is due to cancer in digestive organs.
- Two out of every 10 female deaths from cancer in Mexico are due to breast cancer in the population aged 30 to 59 years.
- Testicular or ovarian cancer is the second leading cause of death due to malignant tumors in the population aged 18 to 29 years.
- The WHO estimates that in the next 20 years the number of new cancers will increase by 70%, according to Bristol-Myers Squibb.
- In 2014, cancer was the cause of approximately 12% of deaths of Mexicans, according to Bristol-Myers Squibb.