Tanzanian health minister says alarmed by rising cases of cancer

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  • Monday, 11 Apr 2022

DAR ES SALAAM, April 10 (Xinhua) -- Tanzanian Minister for Health Ummy Mwalimu said on Sunday that recorded number of cancer cases in the east African nation is alarming.

"Health authorities record 42,000 new cases of cancer every year. And 68 percent of the patients die from the disease," Mwalimu said when she laid the foundation stone for a cancer treatment center to be jointly built by the government and the Aga Khan Hospital in the commercial capital, Dar es Salaam.

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