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Cancer patients face ‘delays’ in cash-strapped Rio hospitals

Delegates at a world summit on tackling cancer are talking about ways to increase access to treatment. While people in remote and regional areas may struggle to access services, there is a growing trend of people in major urban areas missing out too.

Brazil’s National Cancer Institute is considered one of the country’s best, but patients there complain about a number of setbacks and obstacles.

Al Jazeera’s Daniel Schweimler looks at the issues facing cancer patients in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro after the country’s health ministry cut funding to Rio’s hospitals by 35 percent this year.

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