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Screening practices for cervical and breast cáncer in Costa Rica
Irwin, Kathleen L.
Oberle, Mark W.
Rosero Bixby, Luis
Cervical cancer and breast cancer are leading causes of cancer-related morbidity and mortality in Costa Rica. This article reports results of an evaluation of cervical and breast cancer screening practices among Costa Rican women 25 to 58 years old that was based on a nationwide 1984-1985 survey. The evaluation showed that while Pap smears were widely used to screen for cervical cancer, many women did not have their first cervical smear or gynecologic examination until age 30, and that cervical cancer screening was less common among certain high-risk groups, including women with multiple sexual partners and those with high parity. Less than half the women surveyed reported having had a breast examination by a health care provider. Utilization of both cervical cancer and breast cancer screening examinations could be increased by targeting inadequately screened high-risk women through the existing health care system
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Cancer pharmacogenetics: Study of genetically determined variations on cancer susceptibility due to xenobiotic exposure Farmacogenética del cáncer: Estudio de variaciones genéticamente determinadas en la susceptibilidad a cáncer por exposición a xenobióti Quiñones, Luis; Lee, Kuen; Varela F, Nelson; Escala, Mario; García, Karen; Godoy, Loreto; Castro, Andrés; Soto, Jorge; Saavedra, Iván; Cáceres, Dante (2006)Pharmacogenetics is the study of genetically determined variations in the response to drugs and toxic agents, and their implications on disease. Recently, the discipline has acquired great relevancy due to the development ...
Las representaciones sociales del cáncer y de la quimioterapia en la familia del paciente oncológico Palacios-Espinosa, Ximena; González, María Isabel; Zani, Bruna (Universidad del Rosario, 2015)This qualitative study aimed to analyze the Social Representations (SR) of cancer and chemotherapy in 25 families of adult cancer patients with whom in-depth interviews were conducted and who participated in a free association ...
Emotional regulation and health: individual differences in emotional expression and emotional suppression in cancer patients Porro, María Laura; Andrés, María Laura; Rodríguez-Espínola, Solange (Universidad del Rosario, 2012)The aim of this paper is to describe the frequency of emotional suppression and emotional expressiveness in a group of cancer patients and in a control group. For this, we have evaluated two groups of adults with similar ...