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New Cutting Edge Cancer Treatment Raises Hope for African Woman

Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women globally. In sub-Saharan Africa, it’s the leading cause of female cancer with 11,000 South African women getting it every year and according to experts half of whom die due to the historic cost and complexity of treatments. Studies also show women living in poverty, in lower-income countries or living with HIV are disproportionally affected.

The Cancer Association of South Africa says 22.2 million women aged 15 and older are at risk of cervical cancer.

To unpack how this can be overcome and to promote medical inclusion for more of Africa’s women, Sebenzile Nkambule spoke to Dr. Carrie Anne Minnaar from the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre University.

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