Salud Pública de México
Print version ISSN 0036-3634
GONZALEZ-ROBLEDO, Luz María; GONZALEZ-ROBLEDO, María Cecilia; NIGENDA, Gustavo and LOPEZ-CARRILLO, Lizbeth. Government actions for the early detection of breast cancer in Latin America: Future challenges. Salud pública Méx [online]. 2010, vol.52, n.6, pp.533-543. ISSN 0036-3634. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0036-36342010000600009.
Documentary research carried out in 2009 aims to document the regulatory framework and existing programs for the early detection of breast cancer in Latin America and the Caribbean in order to establish the most important challenges for the containment of the epidemic in the region. The governments of the region have developed diverse efforts and initiatives to confront the rise in mortality due to said cause, including early detection, treatment and research strategies. Despite advances in the early detection of breast cancer, the challenge remains to link efforts to ensure continuity of care (diagnostic confirmation, treatment and monitoring) in order to achieve higher efficiency, effectiveness and benefits for women with this disease.
Keywords : health public policy; breast cancer; Latin America and the Caribbean.