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The limits of China’s health care system are driving some cancer patients to treat themselves with drugs made from ingredients found on the internet

2 months ago
Sky Canaves
I think any doctor who has a practice in China will have encountered some of these patients [taking self-made cancer medicine],” says one doctor. "Usually we see quite a good response from these experimental types of medications.”
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.

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