One in eight men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime and it is the second leading cause of Cancer death in men in Africa. The rate of late presentations of Cancer symptoms in rural Africa is the number one reason why the number of people dying from Cancer is very high in Africa.
Most countries in Africa do not have the facilities to care for Cancer patients. Imagine a country of over 60 million people with just one government MRI. Many poor women live in rural villages needing to travel hundreds of kilometres to the city capital hospital with the hope that she will be attended to. Weve not even factored in the reality that these poor people cannot afford one complete meal a day.
Cancel Cancer Africa has been working in rural Africa since 2009 educating the local people about the early Signs and Symptoms of Cancer, with a primary focus on Prostate, Cervical and Breast.