Cancer in China

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Awesome article, confirming all my mom’s comments about cancer care in China:

NYT: As Cancer Rates Rise in China, Trust Remains Low

Notable quote:

“Our Western physicians take difficult cases as challenges, whereas Chinese physicians first assess risk to themselves and hesitate in helping patients.” 

“Hospitals are reluctant to have patients die on their premises. Lack of hospices for dying patients” is a problem, the authors wrote.

Original article: Practicing Western Oncology in Shanghai, China: One Group’s Experience, from the Journal of Oncology Practice

Also relevant: China’s Cancer Village Phenomenon

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