Free Cancer Treatment Stopped in Zimbabwe Hospitals
Most Zimbabweans are believed to be reporting late for cancer screening. HARARE — Breast cancer survivors, cancer experts and service providers Friday gathered at the Cancer Association in Zimbabwe in Harare to commemorate World Pink Day in recognition of Breast Cancer Month amid revelations that Zimbabwe no longer provides subsidies and free services in its hospitals to treat cancer patients due to lack of funds. Cancer experts who attended the gathering said breast-feeding helps reduce the risk of one developing breast cancer and that one in a thousand men have a chance of developing breast cancer.
According to Tsikayi, personal lifestyle that includes good eating habits, taking foods low in fats, exercising regularly and exclusive breastfeeding help in reducing the risk of developing breast cancer. She added that government is currently unable to treat cancer patients who cannot afford to pay high medical expenses.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at Voice of America - ZimbabweSimilar Stories