Working to detect breast cancer earlier in Africa

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Published: 8 Dec 2015
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Dr Arnold Baskies - American Cancer Society, USA

Dr Baskies talks to ecancertv at AORTIC 2015 about breast cancer in Africa.

He says it is the biggest cancer effecting women in Africa and it is normally detected once it has already metastasised.

He talks about the work that the American Cancer Society and WHO are doing to improve the situation but also notes the crucial role of governments.

Finally, he discusses prevention, saying that tobacco use is the main issue that needs to be addressed and that fifty percent of all deaths worldwide could be prevented if governments committed to "doing what's right".