Battling Cancer in Africa

The Current

For years, the fight against disease in Africa has been synonymous with the fight against two main illnesses: malaria and HIV-AIDS. Now, doctors are battling to save an increasing number of Africans from another killer. Cases of cancer are on the rise. It's partly due to increased awareness, partly to changes in lifestyle and diet and also, in part to the fact some are more vulnerable to cancer because of HIV. Whatever the reasons, there are some stiff challenges ahead as Africa faces down a new killer.

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