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South Africa’s cancer doctor shortage: ‘There is a real crisis’

( CNN) There are no more public health radiation oncologists left in the entire metropoli of Durban in South africans.

That’s according to Dr. Melissa Wallace, head of research for the Cancer Association of South Africa( CANSA ), which holds mobile and screening clinics across the country and often cites cases in need to doctors in the public health sector.

Now, with the number of public health doctors diminishing in Durban and other Southern african cities, some patients without the means to visit a private physician may suffer.

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