Posted February 15, 2018 03:11:57A 22-year-old woman in Mexico has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, prompting the city of Reynosa to open its first andrology clinics.
The hospital in the city, about 150 kilometers (90 miles) northwest of Mexico City, will operate the clinics in the coming weeks, said Dr. Julio Gomes, director of the hospital’s andrology program.
Gomes said the hospital plans to open clinics in a number of Mexican states, but declined to specify the number.
The clinics will include the Mayo Clinic, which is located in Los Angeles, and the University of Texas Medical Branch in San Antonio, which has a facility in Austin.
The woman who has cancer was undergoing a screening at the andrology center when she visited the hospital on Monday.
She went to the clinic and was immediately told to come back in two weeks, Gomes said.
She told doctors that she has had two tests, but didn’t tell them the first one was negative, he said.
Doctors told her she would be discharged if she was able to get more tests, Goms said.
Goms said the woman has undergone several tests to determine her risk, including two tests of her prostate, which was found to be normal.
The cancer has spread to the lab in the clinic, but doctors have yet to diagnose the cause of the cancer, Gomers said.