In the African country of Botswana, nearly two-thirds of people diagnosed with cancer will die of the disease. The main reason 63 percent of the country’s cancer patients don’t survive is that most aren’t diagnosed until their disease is at an advanced stage, when it’s unlikely to be cured or controlled with treatment. Cancer shouldn’t automatically be a death sentence or a hopeless journey. However, in Botswana and throughout sub-Saharan Africa, cancer prevention and oncology care are negatively affected by an array of factors: lack of specialized health personnel, inefficient processes throughout the health system, deficient screening and diagnostic services, and substandard treatment options, among other challenges. To read the full story.