Neck and head cancer cases on the rise [Archives:2005/844/Local News]

May 23 2005

According to IINA, a source at Yemen's National Trauma Center has revealed that there is widespread cancer of the head and neck, something that is strange to the country. An official said this kind of cancer and its spread have not been expected, and warned that most cancer cases come to the center when it is already at an advanced stage and not capable of responding to treatment. He said every year there are between 16,000 and 18,000 cancer cases reported in the country, and some drastic action has to be taken to offset the menace, adding that a new cancer center ought to be added to the Republic Hospital, in Sana'a, in order to meet the increasing demand.