The challenges of treating breast cancer in Brazil

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Published: 19 Dec 2019
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Dr Felipe Ades - Hospital Alemão Oswaldo Cruz, São Paulo, Brazil

Dr Felipe Ades speaks to ecancer at the 2019 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium about some of the challenges of being a. breast cancer oncologist in Brazil.

He explains that Brazil is an unequal country with 80% of the population without access to all treatments while the remaining 20% have access to any treatment due to health insurance.

Dr Ades states that Brazil does have a breast cancer screening program but that at the moment they tend to only be based in the developed areas and do not reach everyone.