Breast cancer

Mexico has registered in this century substantial changes in its structure and population dynamics that have led to a demographic and epidemiological transition.

These transitions allow us to anticipate the impact on the services that the health system will have, considering the most susceptible and / or at risk population to develop chronic-degenerative diseases such as breast cancer.

The need to provide an effective response to the epidemiological transition, taking into account the determinants of health, requires prioritizing the actions of promotion and prevention, instead of continuing with the curative procedures.

The opportunely detected cases have a prognosis of survival of around 90% in comparison with those that are diagnosed late where there is less response to treatment representing a high economic, social, emotional and family cost, therefore the integration of the population is indispensable feminine to the actions of self-care of your health.

Where are we?

Breast cancer is a pathology associated with aging and unhealthy lifestyles such as overweight and sedentary lifestyle. It occurs most often in women of 45 years and older.

During the last decade, the number of deaths from this disease has increased with higher levels in the municipalities of Reynosa, Matamoros, Tampico, Madero and Cd. Victoria.


Strengthen the most effective and efficient policies, strategies and activities in the development of health promotion actions, early detection, timely diagnosis, adequate treatment and evaluation in order to reduce mortality from breast cancer.


The Institutions of the National Health System work in a coordinated manner in the actions of promotion, detection, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of the breast cancer program, with policies that facilitate access to health services, with cordial and quality care that is manifest in the satisfaction of the users and their families for the services received and that prevent avoidable deaths from breast cancer.

  1. Develop educational communication campaigns to modify the determinants of breast cancer through the adoption of healthy lifestyle habits and the demand for services for detection.
  2. Establish a detection model, aimed at women at greater risk, based on best known practices and allowing the increase in coverage in an efficient, safe and effective manner.
  3. Promote the training and continuous training of personnel necessary for the detection, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.
  4. Promote the proper management of the physical infrastructure, equipment and personnel for the provision of breast cancer detection and care.
  5. Promote access, use and provision of diagnosis and comprehensive treatment of breast cancer with quality and opportunity, as well as the gratitude of care in women without social security.
  6. Unify actions through consensus and permanent coordination with the institutions of the National Health System, and with medical and civil society organizations.
  7. Monitor and evaluate the detection and attention actions continuously and systematically for the continuous improvement of the program.

Since your first menstruation, check your breasts. Do it between the 7 ° and 10 ° day after you have started your rule. If you no longer menstruate, choose a fixed day to do so.

Do the following:

  • Standing, in front of the mirror, WATCH.
  • With the arms down, if one of your breasts is deformed, if there is a change in color or if the nipple is deviated or sunken.
  • Place your hands on your hips, press firmly and lean a little forward and look for some of the mentioned changes.
  • Observe changes, but now with the arms extended upwards.
  • TOUCH AND FEEL if there are balls, hardening or sinking, first in one breast and then in the other.
  • Use the yolk of the three middle fingers of your hand, making pressure when you explore. You can do it with your soapy hand while you bathe.
  • Standing with one hand behind the head, explore the entire breast with circular movements starting from the armpit until the nipple is finished.
  • Do all the previous maneuvers but now lying down and with a pillow under your back.
  • Finish your exploration by squeezing or compressing the breast and see if there is abnormal fluid leakage from the nipple.

Breast Clinics

General Hospital of Ciudad Victoria
Phone (834) 316 93 73, 01 800 835 62 62
Name: Breast Clinic by: Dr. Erika Rosalinda Luna Barocio
Address: Ave. Fidel Velázquez No. 1845 Col. Rev. Verde CP 87050
Municipality: Cd. Victoria, Tam.
General Hospital of Tampico
Phone: (833) (01) (833) 2132035,212 10 88, 212 30 95 Ext 1111
First name:: Mama Clinic in charge of: Dra. Ana Luisa Vázquez Martínez
Address: Ave. Ejercito Mexicano No. 1403 Tampico, Tam.
Municipality: Tampico, Tam.
General Hospital of Matamoros
Phone: (868) 819 16 20, 817 49 30, 816 15 00.
Name: Breast clinic by: Dr. Adolfo Armando Norberto Rodríguez
Address: Ave. Canales and Roberto García H. Matamoros, Tam.
Municipality: Matamoros, Tam.
General Hospital of Nuevo Laredo
Phone: (867) 712 87 72, 712 93 94
Name: Breast clinic by: Dr. Rogelio Vázquez Cavazos
Address: Maclovio Lerdo de Tejada Col. Ojo Caliente No. 2333
Municipality: Nuevo Laredo, Tam.
General Hospital of Reynosa
Phone: (899) 926 31 01
Name: Breast clinic by: Dr. Marcela Queiko Seo Mendoza
Address: Ave. Álvaro Obregón. Col. La Presa.
Municipality: Reynosa, Tam.
Civil Hospital of Ciudad Victoria
Phone: (834) 315 05 89, 315 05 90
Name: Breast clinic by: Dr. Rosalba Castillo González
Address: 21 and 22 Méndez No. 502.
Municipality: Cd. Victoria, Tam.
General Hospital of Mante
Phone: (831) 233 81 60
Name: Breast clinic by: Dr. Andrés Vázquez Escamilla
Address: Dom. Calle Guayalejo Num. 301 Nte. CP 89800
Municipality: Cd. Mante, Tam.

Cancer Center

Oncology Center of Tamaulipas
Phone: (834) 315 34 70
Name: Oncology Center of Tamaulipas in charge of: Dr. Arturo Vázquez García
Address: Ave. Del Maestro Nº. 116 Fracc. The flowers CP 87070
Municipality: Cd. Victoria, Tam.

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