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Villarreal-Garza, Cynthia Mayte

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"It is difficult to remain strong when facing news of a cancer recurrence or situations when the progression of a disease conditions the decline of the patient." Cynthia Mayté Villarreal Garza devotes her work towards women who suffer from breast cancer. She has two goals: to achieve early detection and to administer appropriate treatment that increases the recovery rate. In addition, she promotes initiatives that help women confront the illness in the best possible way in order to continue their lives with strength. She is the head of the Oncology Department at the Breast Cancer Center in Hospital Zambrano Hellion. Combining her medical career with her interest in research, she has taken practical action towards the care and education of her patients, with whom she establishes a close relation to provide guidance and support. She has even started an awareness project on metastatic breast cancer with the intention of encouraging assistance with services such as palliative medicine and care, nutrition, rehabilitation and psichology. As director of the Joven & Fuerte [Young & Strong] program, Villarreal Garza optimizes clinical care to assist both patients and their families. As head of the Alerta Rosa [Pink Alert] program for Asociación MILC (Médicos e Investigadores en la Lucha Contra el Cáncer de Mama), her goal is to reduce assistance times by classifying and prioritizing women with mamary symptoms or abnormal tests. And the Genetic Counseling Program for Breast Cancer Risk, implemented in TecSalud hospitals, has granted access to genetic testing for resource-scarce communities.

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