File - Health Minister Wael Abu Faour attends a press conference in Beirut, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Lebanon is witnessing a rise in cancer cases, Health Minister Wael Abu Faour said Thursday, but added that progress has been made in service provision."The role of the Health Ministry is to provide medicine to treat Lebanese people affected by cancer, regardless of its cost," Abu Faour said. He added that there were tens of cancer cases reported among Syrian refugees in Lebanon. During an event at the Grand Serail to mark Breast Cancer awareness month last year, it was said that breast cancer in Lebanon constitutes 41 percent of cancer cases among women and 21 percent of all cancer cases in the country.
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