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Are cancer cases on the increase in Zimbabwe?

Between 2009 and 2018, cancer cases in Zimbabwe almost doubled, according to the national cancer registry. This has been due to drivers such as behavioural risk factors for cancer and poor access to screening, treatment and palliative care. According to the latest available statistics from the World Health Organization, in 2020, Zimbabwe had an age-standardised cancer incidence rate of 200.4 per 100,000 people.

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