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Cancer in Córdoba: intensely agricultural areas have higher mortality

Cancer in Córdoba: intensely agricultural areas have higher mortality

The Marcos Juárez, Presidente Roque Sáenz Peña, Unión and San Justo departments register the highest rates. The data come from the Report on Cancer in the Province of Córdoba 2004-2009. While in the city of Córdoba 134.8 people die from cancer per 100,000 inhabitants per year, in four departments of the eastern province, which coincide with the most intensively agricultural area of ​​the Province, the rate is significantly higher and oscillates between 216 and 229 annual deaths per 100 thousand inhabitants.

In fact, these jurisdictions have the highest mortality rates from cancer diseases in the entire province, where the average indicator is 160.8 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants.

They are Marcos Juárez (rate of 229.8); President Roque Sáenz Peña (228.4); Union (217.4); and San Justo (216.8).

The lowest rate in the province is located, on the other hand, in the Río Seco department, with 97.1 annual deaths from cancer per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Pocho (102.7), Totoral (109.4) and San Alberto (115,5), characterized by being places where transgenic crops and pesticide contamination is less evident.


The data comes from the Report on Cancer in the Province of Córdoba 2004-2009, prepared by the Provincial Registry of Tumors. In the case of mortality, by the General Directorate of Statistics and Censuses of the Province, and it is the first to contain information on all the provincial departments and not only on the city of Córdoba. May 2014.

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These figures concentrate the information of all the new cases diagnosed in residents of Córdoba.

The Registry also shows that the most frequent types of cancer, as is the case in industrialized countries, is breast cancer among women (69 cases per 100,000 women) and prostate cancer among men (47 per 100,000 men) .

However, colon cancer also has a high incidence, in both sexes, and lung cancer, particularly in males.

Deaths from cancer in the Province. Provincial Registry of Tumors, Government of the Province of Córdoba

The Directorate of Vital Statistics of the Ministry of Health of the Province of Córdoba also referred us the data on general mortality and cancer from different localities, including the City of Córdoba and Carlos Paz (cities free of contamination with pesticides) and from towns like Brinkmann , Oliva and San Marcos Sud where it is observed how the percentages of deaths from cancer that initially (2003) were low, close to the national average of 20%, which persists in Carlos Paz and Córdoba City, but increases in the small agricultural towns with pesticides.

It stands out as Córdoba capital and Carlos Paz (free of transgenic and agro-toxic crops) maintain a component of cancer deaths around 20%, while the fumigated towns are gradually increasing this component.


Preparation: Dr. Medardo Avila Vazquez, Coordinator of REDUAS.-

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