Paul Lachine

癌症与发达程度有关吗?

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癌症有时被视为是富有国家的常见疾病,但在贫困国家,它也是诱发重病和死亡的主要因素之一。事实上,到2020年底,全世界大约1500万人口会患上癌症,其中大约60%的患者来自发展中国家。

尽管发展中国家的人们较少能够活到癌症最易入侵的年龄,缺乏营养、直接接触到环境中的病毒和有毒物质,加之就诊和治疗措施匮乏,都导致癌症的发生率和死亡率不断升高。许多贫困国家的人们死于癌症,而这些癌症在一些相对富裕的国家中是可以预防和治疗的。他们同样还遭受着其他的灾祸,例如传染类疾病。那么,对此复杂的难题我们能够而又应该做些什么呢?

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