October 19 marks the World Day to Fight Breast Cancer.
The Honorary Commission to Fight Cancer defines breast cancer as ¨a group of cancer cells that originate in the breast. It can grow by invading nearby tissues or spread, metastasizing to distant areas ”.
In Uruguay, 1 in 10 women could contract breast cancer at some point in her life, being the leading cause of death from cancer in women.
According to a statement from the Ministry of Public Health, each year more than 700 women die from this disease. On average, two women die from breast cancer every day.
In a month that seeks to educate, empathize, sensitize but above all raise awareness, we were in contact with Natalia Camejo, associate professor of clinical oncology.