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China To Offer Free Screening For Cervical, Breast Cancers

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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China plans to provide cervical-cancer screening free to 10 million women in the rural parts of the country. Under the Health Ministry plan, 1.2 million women also are to receive free breast-cancer exams. The program is based on statistics that show more than 100,000 cases of cervical cancer a year in China, equal to 20 percent of the world's cases. The programs are part of the country's $124 billion healthcare reform effort in the rural parts of the country. It includes improvements in primary care, access to basic public-health services and changes in government hospitals. (Click here for more
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