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Iran Under Sanctions: A Scramble For Cancer Care And Blame To Go Around


Added 08-24-19 03:06:02pm EST - “Shortages affecting hospitals and clinics are a perilous example of an economic crisis that has worsened since the U.S. imposed economic and financial penalties on the country.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Iran Under Sanctions: A Scramble For Cancer Care And Blame To Go Around”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Cancer patients receive chemotherapy treatment at Roshana Cancer Center, a private clinic in western Tehran. Marjan Yazdi for NPR hide caption

Cancer patients receive chemotherapy treatment at Roshana Cancer Center, a private clinic in western Tehran.

At a cancer treatment center in Iran's capital of Tehran, a doctor's fight to treat her cancer patients has become harder. As U.S. sanctions sink in, the flow of medicine and medical supplies in Iran appears to have slowed — and the reasons are difficult to pin down.

Dr. Mastaneh Sanei, an oncologist at the Roshana Cancer Center, says she's treating patients without the benefits of consistently functioning equipment and a reliable supply of drugs.

With the right treatment, she says, "you may not cure these patients, but they have the chance to prolong survival."

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