Cancer Radiation Therapy lacks in Poorer Countries

Up to half of patients in countries like Ghana and the Philippines who need radiation for cancer cannot access this treatment

A new study found that up to half of patients in countries like Ghana and the Philippines who need radiation for cancer cannot access this treatment.
Many cancer patients in low- and middle-income nations who would benefit from radiation treatment don't receive it, a new study finds.

"In Ghana and the Philippines, for example, about eight in 10 cancer patients who need radiation therapy will not receive needed treatment," said study co-author Dr Elena Fidarova, a researcher at the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, Austria.

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Source: 
Health24

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