Thyroid cancer on the rise in Cuenca

According to the statistics of the Society to Fight Cancer (SOLCA), Ecuador is among the countries that handle the highest rates of thyroid cancer with 17.6%. In particular, Cuenca has a rate of 11.5%, and ranks 19th in incidence worldwide. According to Miguel Jerves, head of the clinic service of SOLCA in Cuenca, between 2005 and 2009, this cancer ranked fourth in tumors that affect women; between 2010 and 2013 it was in second place and the projection for 2020 is that the incidence rate is 20%, occupying first place, even surpassing cervical and breast cancers. There are many diagnostic…

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