At least 87% of the patients consumed tobacco for a large part of their lives. Photo: Cuartoscuro
In Mexico, 85 percent of lung cancer cases are diagnosed in advanced stages, although there are treatments to identify this neoplasm which is the leading cause of death in the world, he said. José Manuel Mier Odriozola, member of the Institute for Minimum Invasive Thoracic Surgery (ICTMI).
"The vast majority of patients diagnosed with lung cancer are diagnosed in late stages, that is, when they no longer have a healing therapeutic alternative"he warned.
Manuel Mier explained that tobacco consumption is the most important factor for patients in Mexico. He considered it 87 percent of the patients consumed tobacco for a large part of their lives.
Certainly, the cigarette is one of the most important risk factors, up to 87 percent of all patients with lung cancer have a history of smoking, he says.
The doctor explained that there are other risk factors for developing this neoplasm, such as exposure to certain types of radiation, environmental pollution, immune system disorders, drugs that lower the defenses and the hereditary factor.
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Manuel Mier, who dared into Mexico in breast surgery to fight lung cancer through the DaVinci robot, said that survival of 80 percent of patients during treatment, it's five years of life, while one who decides not to enter can reach a maximum of one year.
According to the Ministry of Health, lung cancer is ranked seventh due to its frequency, but it is the most lethal tumor, why it is the main cause of cancer death. Every year about eight thousand Mexicans die from this neoplasm.