Cancer deaths on the rise

The national death toll from cancer is rising sharply, forcing authorities to scale up cancer screening in both healthy and high risk populations in order to tame the scourge. Latest statistics from the Zimbabwe national Cancer Registry indicate that a total of 7018 new cancer cases were recorded in 2014, these comprised 2981 males and 4017 females. A total of 252 childhood cancers, consisting of 147 boys and 105 girls, were registered in the same year. Cancer related deaths recorded in 2014 for Harare were 2474. Read more here.