Drive for early cancer detection, free chemotherapy

India is going all out against cancer — the non-communicable disease (NCD) that affects 10 lakh new Indians every year and kills four lakh.
The Union health ministry is launching a national programme, which will not only help diagnose cancer cases early among the general population but also provide chemotherapy free of cost. At present, the two biggest problems with cancer control are that the majority of the cases are diagnosed in the last stage while those who are diagnosed can’t afford the high costs of treatment in form of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Read more…

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