UK South Asian women 'hiding cancer because of stigma'

A number of UK women from South Asian backgrounds who have cancer hide it because of a perceived stigma about the disease, the BBC has learned. One woman chose to "suffer on [her] own" through chemotherapy for fear of her family's reaction, and questioned whether God was punishing her. Experts said others were seeking help too late, causing preventable deaths. In one case a woman sought treatment only when her breast was rotten. She later died as the cancer had spread. Pravina Patel, who told the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme about her own experience, stumbled upon a lump in her...

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