Five Most Common Cancers Affecting Women
Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally, with an estimated 9.6 million deaths in 2018. Globally, about 1 in 6 deaths is due to cancer, according to the World Health Organisation, with cervical, breast, lung, thyroid and colorectal cancers among the common ones affecting women worldwide.
Five Common Cancers Affecting Women
Guardian, 3 March 2019
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Examining a patient for cervical cancer (file photo).
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