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Brazil braced for 337,000 new cancer cases in 2002

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Brazil is bracing itself for a significant rise in the number of new cases of cancer in 2002, at over 337,000. The disease is expected to affect around 166,000 men and 171,000 women, according to a report by the Instituto Nacional de Cancer (INCA), estimating cancer incidence and mortality. Cancer is the third largest cause of death in the country, at 12.3% of the total, after cardiovascular disease and other causes (such as traffic accidents and urban violence), says the health ministry.

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