Cancer In Africa: Focus on Prevention – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. Healthcare in Africa has focused on fighting infectious disease, but more attention is being given to cancer. Africa lags behind in information, infrastructure and resources to deal with the magnitude of the disease.
Masalu: The cancer state in many African countries is very poor.
Narrator: Dr. Nestory Masalu is an oncologist from Tanzania who participated in the National Cancer Institute's cancer prevention course. He says Africa lacks information and resources on cancer.
Masalu: They don't know what the cancer is. They don't know the risks associated with cancer...
Narrator: He adds that early detection is also absent. For more information on cancer prevention research and resources, visit www.cancer.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the US Department of Health and Human Services.
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