WHO addresses geographical difference in women's cancers

A cancer patient

There's a clear geographical distinction when it comes to cancer and women. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), breast cancer is more common in industrialized countries while cervical cancer overwhelming affects women in the developing world. Cervical cancer is caused by the human papillomavirus or HPV, which is sexually transmitted. It has a low cure rate. February 4 is World Cancer Day and WHO's Dr. Andreas Ullrich explains why a woman's access to cancer care makes all the difference.

Duration: 3’07″

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