Paul Lachine

贫困的癌症

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癌症是公众健康领域面临的一项全球性重大问题,其严重性正在不断增加。每年有760万人死于癌症,其中480万例出现在发展中国家。这种从前人们认为更常见于富国的疾病现在却降临到贫困和弱势的人群中,给他们带来极为沉重的负担。

在一些非洲国家,只有不到15%的宫颈癌和乳腺癌患者在确诊后能够存活五年以上,而这两种癌症在世界其他地方治愈率很高。这些统计数字令人震惊,极大地揭示了人类的苦难、卫生保健系统(及预算)和全球减贫工作的现状。因此,这些数字应被视为尽快采取行动的呼唤。

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