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It also found that almost one in five women (19%) are drinking above the Chief Medical Officer's recommended limit of consuming no more than 14 units per week to stay "low risk" from a range of health conditions, including cancer . However, currently, Rwanda has five hospitals that can provide cancer treatment. Among Israeli women, the most common types are breast, colon and lung cancers .
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