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Medical community may be partly responsible for cancer misery

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 22 May 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1146
  1. P Chaturvedi, assistant surgeon (
  1. Department of Surgical Oncology, Tata Memorial Hospital, E B Road, Parel, Mumbai, 400 012, India

    EDITOR—The article by Murray et al prompts me to highlight a less quoted cause of misery of patients with advanced cancer.1

    The World Health Organization estimated that in 2020, 20 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed each year and 75% of these will occur in nations that between them have only 5% of resources. India, …

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