The Federal Health Secretary, José Ángel Córdova Villalobos, stated that the Cancer , Together with the accidents , are the first cause of infant death.
However, he clarified that some types of neoplasms as the leukemia , it can be cured in 70% of cases if it is detected in early stages.
The head of health in Mexico, emphasized the importance of investing in equipment to respond to the demand, as well as the role of foundations and non-governmental organizations to support the attention of the child cancer , among them "Gonzalo Río Arronte" who donated the linear accelerator, and the Telethon Foundation that supported the construction of the Radiotherapy building.
Córdova Villalobos indicated that it is necessary to promote the spirit of solidarity, generosity and philanthropy, because in addition to generating satisfaction for the person who gives, it helps those who need it most because the disease not only affects the patient, but also the family and friends who surround the patient .
On the other hand, he indicated that in five years the health budget has doubled and an investment in this area of almost 7% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has been reached, allowing the construction and remodeling of more than two thousand medical works. , including 300 new hospitals, and a thousand more in process.