Cancer patient in Kinshasa
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Cancer overshadowed by other diseases in DR Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo faces so many challenges battling diseases such as malaria, Aids and cholera that cancer has been pushed off the radar.

Yet it is affecting a growing number of Congolese, especially women.

Breast and cervical cancer cases seem to be on the rise, but the scope of the problem remains largely unknown.

BBC Africa's correspondent Thomas Hubert reports from Kinshasa.

  • 06 Feb 2012
  • From the section Africa
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