Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer among women worldwide, with over 2 million new cases occurring in 2018. More than 625,000 women die every year from breast cancer. Although mammography is the gold standard for breast cancer detection, due to lack of resources it is not accessible in many LMIC health systems. The good news is that there is an alternative approach that is able to detect cancer at earlier stages and increase women’s chances of being treated and living longer lives. This fact sheet describes how PATH has developed an integrated model for early detection focused on more efficient use of resources that are currently available in low-resource areas.
Publication date: September 2018