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June 27, 2011Welcome to the WGCA Blog by admin

Welcome to the WGCA Blog.  The WGCA is focused and committed to women’s health issues in developing countries, specifically targeting cancer.  Why developing countries?  The International Union Cancer Control (UICC) announced recently, that cancer is the number one killer in the world.  It occurs more frequently than HIV, malaria and TB combined. Among women, breast cancer and cervical rank number one.  Our efforst are primarily directed at addressing cancer of the cervix.  80% of women with this disease live in developing countries and close to 80% die of their disease.  This occurs in the face of start poverty where only 5% of healthcare resources are available. To complicate things further, 80% of these women come in for treatment when the disease is in an advanced stage of growth.  This limits treatment and cure. The WGCA is working with other organizations in fighting the battle against women’s cancer issues.  It is important that we bring together partners that have common goals in linking global strategies with local cultures to provide solutions. “LIKE” us on Facebook.  We have two pages — WGCA Preventing Cervical Cancer in Haiti and Women’s Global Cancer Allilance

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