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Rev Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Summer;3(3):122-32.

Cancer care inequity for women in resource-poor countries.

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Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Yale University School of Medicine New Haven, CT.

Abstract

Cervical, endometrial, and breast cancers are paradigms for global health disparity. The paucity of well-designed and -used cancer registries obstructs accurate assessment and planning for international agency resource allocation. Increasing rates of both smoking and obesity in resource-poor nations will lead to increases in the incidence of cancers in developing nations. Women residing in the developing world continue to present in later stages of disease and have fewer options for treatment than those in developed countries.

KEYWORDS:

Breast cancer; Cervical cancer; Endometrial cancer; Treatment inequity

PMID:
21364864
PMCID:
PMC3046761

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