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Brazil invests to improve cancer care

Cancer rates may be lower in Latin America, but fatality rates are almost twice as high.

Last Modified: 10 Jun 2013 07:03
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Though cancer rates in Latin America and the Caribbean are lower than in Europe and the US, almost twice as many are likely to die from their disease there.

Al Jazeera’s Gabriel Elizondo reports from Sao Paulo, a city with one of the best cancer centres in the region, but it's an exception not the rule.

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