Screening 100,000 women in Zambia for cervical cancer: what’s under the hood
Cancer is projected to increase at a staggering rate in low and middle-income regions of the world. By 2030 one million Africans will die each year from cancer, making it the hardest hit of all such global regions. Africa’s women will bear the heaviest burden as breast and cervical cancer are the most common malignancies occurring on the continent and have the highest death rates. Africa is also the epicenter of HIV, a virus that changes the behavior of cervical cancer causing it to grow faster and occur more frequently, especially in younger women.
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