Ten hospitals in Cameroon’s capital, Yaounde, have been selected as screening centres for breast and cervical cancers, which have been afflicting an increasing number of women, the Panafrican News Agency (PANA) reported on Wednesday.
These are the two most common forms of cancer. In Cameroon, breast cancer has accounted for 40 percent of cancer-related deaths while 22 percent are due to cervical cancer, PANA quoted a recent medical study as saying.
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