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Hope for women at risk of breast and cervical cancers ehsanollah bayat

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Breast cancer and cervical cancer are the leading causes of death from cancer among sub-Saharan African women. While the devastating diseases threaten the lives of women around the globe, the problem is particularly acute in regions south of the Sahara due to a lack of the type of medical infrastructure that supports extensive diagnostic and preventive care, as well as effective treatment.

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Hope for women at risk of breast and cervical cancers ehsanollah bayat

  1. 1. Hope for Women at Risk of Breast and Cervical Cancers By Ehsanollah Bayat
  2. 2. Introduction ● Breast cancer and cervical cancer are the leading causes of death from cancer among sub-Saharan African women. While the devastating diseases threaten the lives of women around the globe, the problem is particularly acute in regions south of the Sahara due to a lack of the type of medical infrastructure that supports extensive diagnostic and preventive care, as well as effective treatment.
  3. 3. Contributing Factors ● Approximately one out of every 26 sub-Saharan women will develop cervical cancer in her lifetime, and one in 40 is projected to die from the disease, often due to delays in diagnosis and inadequate treatment. Several factors contribute to the problem of infection-based cancers like cervical cancer remaining so prevalent in the region. Among these are the spread of HIV/AIDS and the human papillomavirus.
  4. 4. Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon ● Created after President George W. Bush and his wife visited a Tanzanian clinic focused on the treatment of HIV/AIDS in 2008, Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon is a public-private collaboration. The partnership’s goal of reducing the death toll from breast and cervical cancer has been informed by the successful methods used in that clinic.
  5. 5. Impact ● Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon draws together groups such as the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the George W. Bush Institute, Susan G. Komen, and leading global pharmaceutical manufacturers. Through the power of this partnership, some 100,000 women in Central and East Africa have already received life-saving cancer screenings.

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