ML Mazaba, 1M Banda 1
1.Zambia National Public Health Institute, Lusaka, Zambia.
Correspondence: Mulenga K. I. Muma: (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Correspondence: Mazyanga Lucy Mazaba (email@example.com)
- Cancer is one of the world’s leading causes of morbidity and mortality
- It is estimated that by 2030 cancer will kill one million Africans each year.
- Breast and cervical cancer are the most common malignancies and cause of cancer-related death among women 1 in 8 WOMEN will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer in their lifetime
Controlling Cancer In Zambia
The Cancer Diseases Hospital (CDH) in Lusaka is the first and only cancer treatment center offering radiation therapy
in this country of over 14 million people.The CDH is mandated to ensure that all Zambians have equity of access to not only
radiotherapy treatment for Cancer, but all modalities of cancer treatment including chemotherapy and surgery.
Breast cancer can be stopped from spreading if identified in time!
List of References
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3. Anderson BO, Lipscomb J, Murillo RH, et al. Breast Cancer. In: Gelband H, Jha P, Sankaranarayanan R, et al., editors. Cancer: Disease Control Priorities, Third Edition (Volume 3). Washington (DC): The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank; 2015. Map 3.1, Global Breast Cancer Incidence in Women in 2012.
4. Cape Ray. Breast Cancer in Africa. 2012.
5. Pink Ribbon. URL: http://pinkribbonredribbon.org/where-we-work/zambia/