Published On: Thu, Feb 2nd, 2017

Querétaro registered 54 cases of childhood cancer in 2016

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The Querétaro’s Secretariat of Health and the Mexican Association of Children with Cancer (Asociación Mexicana de Ayuda a Niños con Cáncer en Querétaro, AMANC) will promote several actions to commemorate Childhood Cancer Awareness month, during this period, information about the disease will be provided, and early detection will be promoted among Querétaro residents.

In addition, the authorities and civil associations are planning to collect resourses to treat 239 girls, boys or adolescents. The treatment has a cost of $7, 466 pesos (347.25 USD) per person a month.

Alfredo Gobera Farro, Queretaro’s Secretary of Health, stated that, AMANC works for the benefit of children and teenagers, and provides other social programs, such as early detection to allow timely treatment, given the fact that the main cause of school mortality are accidents, followed by leukemia, congenital malformations, sepsis and cerebral palsy.



Gobera Farro stated that, during “Childhood Cancer Awareness Month”, there is a commitment with all Queretaro residents’ health.

Last year, 54 new cases of childhood cancer were detected, 52 percent in boys and 48 percent in girls.

In that sense, Ofelia Nassar de Hernández, AMANC President and Founder, declared that the support of all people makes possible the care and treatment of 239 boys, girls and young people at the “Hospital de Especialidades del Niño y la Mujer” (Specialities Hospital for Children and Women).

Finally, according to the “Diario de Querétaro”, the head of public relations of the Mision Juriquilla hotel, Lucero Rodríguez Nieto urged all companies to contribute and become sponsors of AMANC.




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