Cervical Uterine Cancer

In the month of March of 1998 by presidential decree, the National Women's Health Booklet is implemented as an instrument of registration and control of actions, with the purpose of preventing and preserving the health of the female population during its reproductive and post-reproductive stage .

In 1996 in the State of Tamaulipas, the prevention and control program of CACU is installed and belongs to the Department of Reproductive Health.

In accordance with the national guidelines, the actions related to the detection and control of this condition have increased in the State of Tamaulipas, such as:

  • Improvement of the sanitary infrastructure.
  • Establishment of colposcopy clinics.
  • Regionalization of cytology laboratories.
  • Improvement of the diagnostic equipment.
  • Trained staff.

In March of 1999 was inaugurated in the State by the President of the Republic Dr. Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de Leon State Public Health Laboratory which will raise the quality of diagnosis.

In February of the 2000, the information capture system was improved through the implementation of the PROCACU 2000 computer system; It serves to capture, record and query the productivity of the Cancer program.

In January of the 2005 begins the information system of Cancer of Women (SICAM) is an online system via the Internet, which allows us to evaluate and coordinate actions of the program immediately. The 8 jurisdictions of the State, the 3 State Laboratories, the 7 Clinics of Displasias, 6 Clínicas de Mama and the State Cancer Center are linked in the system.

The ISSSTE and SEDENA are in the process of incorporating it, as a single registry system, the rest of the institutions still have the challenge of starting their installation.

In the 2009 year, HPV virus detection in women of 35-64 years begins through the hybrid capture test sent for reading to the Molecular Biology Laboratory of Acapulco, Guerrero and from the 2010 they are being sent to the Laboratory of Molecular Biology of Monterrey Nuevo León.


Establish the most affective and efficient policies, strategies and activities in the development of actions of promotion, prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment, with the purpose of minimizing the morbidity and mortality due to Cervical Uterine Cancer.


In the 2012, the institutions of the National Health System work in a coordinated manner in the actions of promotion, prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of the Cervical Uterine Cancer program, with policies that reverse social inequity and access to services health, with cordial and quality care that is manifested in the satisfaction of users and their families for the services received, and achieved in the year 2020 a Mexico free of premature mortality by Cervical Cancer.

General Objective:

Decrease the morbidity and mortality rate due to Cervical Cancer, through the provision of optimal services in the promotion, prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment and control of suffering, as well as the responsible participation of the population in the care of the Health.

Specific objectives:

Achieve screening coverage of 85% in women from 25 to 34 years of age with the cervical cytology test every three years and in women from 35 to 64 years with an HPV test every five years.

  • Increase the timely detection of Cervical Uterine Cancer in women from 25 to 64 years.
  • Ensure the access of women with dysplasias and cancer to the 2º and 3er units. Level of care for your treatment.

Through the Mobile Units, the coverage of cervical cytology detections (Papanicolaou and the Hybrid Capture test in women from 35 to 64 years) in rural areas of difficult access and urban marginalized without health services infrastructure will be expanded.

Strengthen the installed infrastructure of regional cervical cancer detection laboratories.

  • Cd. Victoria State Laboratory.
  • Regional Laboratory of Tampico.
  • Regional Laboratory of Reynosa.

The route schedule where the Mobile Units will be in the month of November 2011 so that the population can attend the Papanicolaou test, hybrid test to detect the human papillomavirus and breast exploration with self-teaching.

  • Promote healthy lifestyles in the different stages of life.
  • Ensure cyclic cervical cytology every 3 years in women from 25 to 64 years with two consecutive annual previous cytologies and negative results to dysplastic lesions or cancer.
  • Guarantee the taking of HPV (detection of human papilloma virus) through the hybrid test in women from 35 to 64 years.
  • Ensure the accessibility of the services of detection, diagnosis and timely treatment of cervical cancer.
  • To evaluate in a continuous and systematic way the actions of detection and integral attention of cervical uterine cancer.
  • Make epidemiological surveillance and program management more efficient through the use of the cancer system in women (SICAM).

8 State Jurisdictions

Jurisdiction I Victory (834) 312.23.92 / 312.01.36 Fax
Jurisdiction II Tampico (833) 212.26.64 Fax / 212.10.88
Jurisdiction III Matamoros (868) 817.49.30 / 819.16.20
Jurisdiction IV Reynosa (899) 925.05.60 Fax / 923.78.31
Jurisdiction V Nuevo Laredo (867) 712.99.17 fax / 712.93.94
Jurisdiction VI Mantle (831) 232.12.96 Fax / 232.04.12
Jurisdiction VII San Fernando (841) 844.16.60 Fax / 844.04.96
Jurisdiction VIII Jaumave (832) 336.01.29 / 336.03.46

Regional Laboratories

Cd. Victoria State Laboratory (834) 312.66.36 / 312.66.33
Regional Laboratory Tampico General Hospital (833) 213.89.09
Regional Laboratory Reynosa General Hospital (899)926.31.06

Dysplasia Clinics

Dysplasia Clinics
General Hospital Victoria (834) 318.53.00 / 318.53.34 Ext. 7114
Hospital Civil Cd. Victoria (834) 318.65.50 / 318.65.51 Ext. 108
General Hospital of Tampico (833) 213.89.90 / 217.98.16 Fax
General Hospital of Matamoros (868) 813.16.15 / 813.62.68 Fax
General Hospital of Reynosa (899) 926.31.01 / 926.31.04
General Hospital of Nuevo Laredo (867) 715.80.40 / 715.80.42 Fax
General Hospital of Mante (831) 233.81.60 / 233.81.61 Fax

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