Worldwide, 500,000 women suffer from cervical cancer each year, 80 per cent of them from developing countries. At least 200,000 of these women will die, and 75 per cent of those deaths will be due to those women not receiving any healthcare at all for their cancer.
With Cambodia experiencing rapid economic growth, living standards are improving and Cambodians are enjoying higher incomes and increased opportunities. However, less attention is being paid to healthcare, and few Cambodians are spending money for preventative services and health check-ups. Dr Preap Ley, Surgical Director at Sihanouk Hospital Center of HOPE (SHCH), is hoping to change that.
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