'Millions' Abandoning Cancer Treatment in Africa
Updated: Oct 30
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Treatment abandonment is a major reason for Sub-Saharan Africa’s growing cancer death rates.
Michael Kaloki, correspondent of SciDev.net's Sub- Saharan Africa desk finds out why so many people are giving up on treatment, and what is being done to encourage people to stick with their treatments.
In the final episode of their three-part mini-series, Dr Beatrice Wiafe, Breast Health Expert and one of three lead researchers of a recent Lancet Oncology Commission report, states the reasons treatment abandonment is rife in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Tolulope Falowo, Executive Director of CancerAware Nigeria, says that governments must step up cancer prevention, awareness and treatment programmes and policies.
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This article was produced by SciDev.net Sub-Saharan Africa English desk.