"Passengers on India's 'Cancer Train' Share Stories of Pain and Hope"

"Every night, hundreds of cancer patients from the farming region of southern Punjab huddle together with their families in an overnight train journey to the nearest cancer hospital, 220 miles away. ... The patients travel from the fertile farming areas of the northern state of Punjab, a region that reports an alarmingly high use of pesticides."

Rama Lakshmi reports for the Washington Post January 2, 2013.

Source: Wash Post, 01/03/2013