The Wider Image: Sri Lanka's cancer patients struggle amid economic chaos
Shashini Chamilka Maduhansi, 23, prepares medicine for her husband, Priyantha Kumarasinghe, 32, who has been diagnosed with lung cancer which doctors think has spread to his neck and spine, at his aunt's home in Homagama, Sri Lanka, November 10, 2022. Kumarasinghe started receiving treatment earlier this year just as Sri Lanka's economy went into free fall. Amid a crippling fuel scarcity and weeks of unrest, Kumarasinghe said he was unable to travel between his home and Sri Lanka's main cancer hospital for treatment. "If I had been able to get treatment properly during June, July and August there is a good possibility I could have reduced the lung cancer," he told Reuters. "Because that was not possible that may be the reason why the cancer has grown." REUTERS/ Dinuka Liyanawatte SEARCH "SRI LANKA CANCER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.