Greater Access To Cancer Diagnosis, Prevention, Treatment Needed, U.N. Officials Say On World Day

U.N. News Centre: World Cancer Day: U.N. agency chief urges greater access to diagnosis, prevention, and treatment services
“Millions of people suffering from cancer in developing countries still lack access to effective prevention, screening, early diagnosis, and treatment, the head of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said Friday, urging continued efforts to ensure greater access to these vital services…” (2/2).

VOA News: Early Diagnosis, Treatment for Cancer Saves Many Lives
“…WHO technical officer for cancer control, Andre Ilbawi says approximately 70 percent of cancer deaths are in low-and middle-income countries, while the number of cases in these countries is increasing at a fast and worrying rate. He agrees this is a cause of concern, but tells VOA simple actions can be taken even by the poorest countries to address this issue…” (Schlein, 2/4).

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