In Latin America, there are 596,000 new cases registered annually and over 142,000 deaths due to this condition.
Breast cancer survivors and patients with this disease in the metastatic stage should receive additional treatments with therapeutic approaches which helps them to improve their quality of life.
"However, this practice, unfortunately, is not widespread or widespread among health teams"Dr. Sergio Züñiga said in a statement.
The specialist explained this Diet and exercise are key factors in lifestyle and that they should be prescribed by a multidisciplinary team to all survivors of breast cancer or metastatic development.
Zuñiga, who is an academician at the University of the Valley of Mexico, UVM, said that there are clinical trials that underline the importance of nutritional counseling, patient functionality and quality of life.
These studies, he explained, reiterate the sudden change in the landscape of surviving women with metastatic breast cancer, especially over the past five years.
"Therefore, the need to have clear guidelines for enriching or improving the quality of life of these patientshe said.
The specialist said that many women who suffer or survive breast cancer should be considered is struggling with the side effects of treatment, including weight loss, functionality in daily life or more demanding activities.
So if these changes can improve the burden of symptoms and can influence the desired quality of life in a positive way, we can say that it has been largely met with the overall treatment of breast cancer survivors. commented Zúñiga.
According to the World Health Organization, WHO, in the world every year 1.38 million new cases of breast cancer are detected and as a consequence there are 458,000 deaths due to this disease.
While depending on Pan-American Health Organization, PAHO, there are 596,000 newly registered cases in Latin America and over 142,000 deaths due to this condition, which is the second cause of death due to malignant tumors to women in the region.