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Breast cancer survivors should receive additional therapeutic care La Crónica del Quindío



In Latin America there are 596,000 new cases registered annually and more than 142,000 deaths due to this condition.

Breast cancer survivors should receive additional therapeutic care

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Surviving breast cancer and patients with this disease in the stage of metastasis must receive additional treatments with therapeutic approaches which help them improve the quality of life.

"However, this practice, unfortunately, is not widespread or prevalent among health groups"Said Dr. Sergio Zúñiga in a statement.

The specialist explained this Nutrition and exercise are key lifestyle factors and that they should be prescribed by a multidisciplinary team in all surviving patients with breast cancer or with the development of metastases.

Zúñiga, who is an academician at the University of the Mexican Valley, UVM, said there are clinical trials that emphasize the importance of dietary counseling, patient's functionality and quality of life.

He said that these studies repeated the sudden change in the province of female survivors with metastatic breast cancer, particularly over the past five years.

"It is therefore necessary to have clear guidelines for enriching or improving the quality of life of these patients"he said.

The specialist said that many women who suffer or survive breast cancer need to be weighed they are struggling with the side effects of treatment, including weight loss, functionality in everyday life or other more demanding.

"If these changes can improve the burden of symptoms and have a positive impact on the desired quality of life, we can say that it has been largely met with the comprehensive treatment of survivors of breast cancer." commented on Zúñiga.

According to the World Health Organization, the WHO, Every year, 1.38 million new cases of breast cancer are detected worldwide and consequently Because of this disease, there are 458,000 deaths.

While depending on Pan American Health Organization, PAHOIn Latin America there are 596,000 new cases registered annually, and more than 142,000 deaths due to this condition, which is second cause of malignant tumor death for women in the region.

EFE


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