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Throughout the developing world, the diagnosis and treatment of cancer lags behind the United States and Europe. Lacking information about the early signs of breast cancer as well as treatment options once it is diagnosed, women in impoverished countries are at greater risk of having to contend with advanced breast cancer.
In an online and radio series, PRI's The World focused attention on political, cultural, and logistical obstacles faced as the developing world struggles with rising rates of cancer.
As part of a new report on worldwide efforts to combat cancer, PRI reporter Joanne Silberner interviews members of Partners In Health and the women that they treat for breast cancer in Haiti:
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