In the west cancer treatment is usually associated with spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on endless tests and various methods of treatment.
However due to environmental pollution and smoking, cancer rates are growing in the developed world. Especially places like China which I think have seen rates grow 50%+ in the last couple decades.
So what do people in China do if they get cancer? Are there off patent, generic chemotherapy and hormonal therapy drugs they can use? Are other forms of cancer treatment like radiation therapy, immunotherapy or surgery feasible and within their reach?
Basically, what happens to people in the developing world who earn $1000 a year and develop cancer who want to get treatment. What happens to them?
Do they have access to older, off patent medications for chemotherapy? Can they get surgery?