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Salud Pública de México

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ARRIETA, Oscar; LOPEZ-MEJIA, Mariana; MACEDO-PEREZ, Eleazar Omar  y  CORONA-CRUZ, José Francisco. Proposals for the prevention of lung cancer in the health system of Mexico. Salud pública Méx [online]. 2016, vol.58, n.2, pp.274-278. ISSN 0036-3634.

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 mutations 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.

Palabras llave : carcinoma; non-small-cell lung; public health; primary prevention; secondary prevention; early diagnosis.

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