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Treating breast cancer when you can’t say ‘breast’

Pakistan has the highest rates of breast cancer in Asia.

Early detection is essential for treatment but medical experts fear many women are not coming forward due to a culture of modesty.

  • Shabnam Mahmood
  • BBC

Breast cancer claims the lives of more than 17,000 women in Pakistan every year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), although charities and doctors in the country claim the…

They say the disease affects one in every nine women in the country, but that cultural and social taboos make it very hard for women to get the help they need to…

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