We’ve got to talk about… the C-word
ME PoV Spring 2012 issue
Prioritizing cancer at a time when it is not a priority
Cancer, once an enigma, is now the second leading cause of death worldwide, after cardiovascular disease. It is also increasingly on the rise in the developing world, where it is rising at a faster rate than population growth. In the Middle East, in particular, cancer cases will outpace population growth by a rate of almost two to one.1 It is an issue that not only cannot be ignored but should be prioritized.