Some South African Women Think Breast Cancer is Worse Than HIV

Black women are the least likely segment of the population to have breast cancer but the most likely to die from it. This is because it tends to be diagnosed too late for successful treatment when it may have spread to other parts of the body. In low-income communities, detection is low, writes Emily Mendenhall for The Conversation.

South Africans march to promote cancer awareness and encourage survivors to talk about cancer publicly (file photo).


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