Blog Post Examines Challenges To Addressing Breast Cancer In Haiti, Progress In Care
Humanosphere: In Haiti, breast cancer doesn’t need to be a death sentence
Humanosphere journalist Lisa Nikolau discusses the challenges to addressing breast cancer in Haiti, citing fear, stigma, and a lack of support for patients. However, she notes progress, writing, “There’s no doubt that cancer care in Haiti has a long road to navigate before matching the early detection programs and survival rates like those in North America, Sweden and Japan. But clinics … have made enormous strides in improving access to chemotherapy, mastectomies, breast reconstruction, and other treatments in a country where, just a few decades ago, they were not yet an option” (6/1).