To match Insight CANCER-AFRICA/GHANA
A 52-year-old woman suffering from bladder cancer lies under a radiotherapy simulator used to pinpoint areas to treat at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra April 24, 2012. Most of Africa's around 2,000 languages have no word for cancer. The common perception in both developing and developed countries is that it's a disease of the wealthy world, where high-fat, processed-food diets, alcohol, smoking and sedentary lifestyles fuel tumour growth.
Yet there are an estimated one million new cancer cases sub-Saharan Africa will see this year - a number predicted to double to 2 million a year in the next decade. Picture taken April 24, 2012. To match Insight CANCER-AFRICA/GHANA REUTERS/Olivier Asselin (GHANA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)