Case Studies: Peru
- The Peruvian League in the Fight Against Cancer: Mobile Detection Units
Since 2007, La Liga Peruana de Lucha Contra el Cancer (LPLCC) has focused on the implementation of a network of Mobile Detection Units for screening and immediate treatment of pre-cancerous lesions of the cervix in low-income women between the ages of 25-65 in urban, marginal and rural areas of Lima, Peru. A key program component is the “See and Treat” method, which requires only one consultation to determine the need for follow-up treatement. The Mobile Detection Units conduct cervical cancer screenings using both a traditional Papanicolaou (Pap) smear screening and Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid (VIA) technique. Follow-up care is organized through health promoters in the local municipalities. Patients are directed to one of LPLCC’s three permanent Detection Centers and care is tracked and managed by an LPLCC social worker.
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