Cancer treatment in Bangladesh: Still a long way to go

February 04, 2019

According to the World Health Organization, cancer is the second leading cause of death globally and a staggering 9.6 million people died of cancer just in 2018. To raise awareness of this fatal disease, and encourage its prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, the world today is observing “World Cancer Day” with a range of activities. Different types of organizations and hospitals are also observing this day in Bangladesh with conferences, seminars and a range of awareness-raising campaigns. However, these activities probably carry little meaning for the thousands of Bangladeshi cancer patients and their family members who have suffered financially, physically, and mentally while continuing the treatment in Bangladesh.

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