Kids Dying at Home, Untreated

More than 40% of children worldwide who have cancer are not diagnosed or treated, according to a new Lancet Oncology study.
 
49% of childhood cancers in South Asia and 57% in Western Africa are estimated to have gone undiagnosed in 2015. But only 3% of cases in Western Europe and North America likely were missed.
 
Using data on cancer incidence, health care access, etc., researchers from Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health and other institutions estimated there were nearly 400,000 cancer cases 2015 among those 14 and younger, but only 224,000 children were diagnosed with any form of cancer.
 
The Guardian

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