translated from Spanish: Risk of cancer by inhaling wood smoke in rural areas

Puerto Vallarta-the 37% of the patients with lung cancer in Mexico fell sick due to the inhalation of smoke from wood, mainly in rural areas with low resources, said today the medical Isabe the Rivas.Leer more: soldier faints in the tribute in Oaxaca doctors recommend not cooking with firewood in rural communities. Photo: Pxhere read more: wrong diagnosis of FPI could end the patient’s life has been shown that 37% of lung cancer cases are caused by wood smoke, are in rural areas where they do not have the necessary elements to cook with gas and where is co cinando with wood, said the specialist.

Rivas. participated in the academic forum “The impact of the lung cancer in Mexico”, which takes place in Puerto Vallarta, a city in the Western State of Jalisco.

Photo: Theme/Pxhere the expert noted that the prevalence of the disease by this cause is similar in men than in women, but when there is a mutation of cancer affects more women sector and increasingly younger, i.e. from around 40 years of edad.E stages n this sector of the population the diagnosis of the disease occurs in very advanced stages, since by the geographic areas where they live does not have access to health services, but also that the symptoms are “little specific”.
The majority of patients are being diagnosed in 70% or 80% in advanced stages, in addition to wood smoke is associated with adenocarcinoma (cancerous) in 40% of cases, he said.

He added that many of these patients have smoking as risk factor either as active smoking or passive.
Lung cancer is a deadly disease. Photo: Pxhere 85% of patients with lung cancer were tobacco users, while 12% get sick due to occupational factors, especially with works related to extractive industries, he said. The symptoms of the disease, such as persistent cough, coughing up blood, shortness of breath, fatigue and weight loss; they tend to be confused with other respiratory illnesses so diagnosis can be delayed. The doctor Angel Lopez Galindo said that this condition is one of the deadliest since the 1.8 million new cases diagnosed each year in the world, 1.5 million deaths are registered, i.e. only survive 300,000 patients. During his lecture, the specialist member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology indicated that you between 70% and 85% of cases are diagnosed in advanced stages, so the doctors can not offer an opportunity to cure patients, but contribute to “live more and better”. The Forum, organized by the company Roche, seeks to discuss about the causes that generate this disease and to introduce innovations in treatments to increase the level of survival. In this note: Mexico Cancer lung inhaling wood smoke rural areas

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