Access to Cancer Treatment in Low- and Middle-Income Countries - An Essential Part of Global Cancer Control
Anderson B, Ballieu M, Bradley C, Elzawawy A, Cazap E, Eniu A, Harford J, Kerr D, Knaul F, Magrath I, Reeler A, Rowett L, Saba J, Samiei M, Sullivan L. Access to Cancer Treatment in Low- and Middle-Income Countries – An Essential Part of Global Cancer Control. Working Paper. CanTreat International,
23 Pages Posted: 28 May 2012
Date Written: August 1, 2010
Cancer is exacting severe costs from societies that are wholly unprepared to address it, and this toll will become even heavier in future years. By 2020, cancer is expected to kill more than twice as many people worldwide as it did at the turn of the millennium. In low- and middle-income countries, however, the death rate will be more than five times greater than in the industrialized world. Already, more than half a million women in low- and middle-income countries die from breast or cervical cancer alone each year (Garcia et al., 2007). The poorer regions of the world also account for more than 90% of cervical cancer cases worldwide (WHO, 2006).
Keywords: Cancer, developing countries, survival rate
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