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Nigeria Lacks Capacity To Treat Cancer
« on: February 13, 2008, 10:37:21 AM »
A report by the National Consultative Committee on Cancer Control in Nigeria has stated that the country lacks qualified personnel and equipment to manage the treatment of cancer.

It said a country with only five radiotherapy centres, 60 qualified pathologists, and 20 radiation oncologists to handle cancer patients, falls far short of the expected international requirements for the management of cancer.

The report of the NCCCC exclusively obtained by our correspondent on Monday, was presented last week to the Minister of Health, Prof Adenike Grange, by the chairman of the committee, Prof. Francis Durosinmi-Etti, in Abuja.

In the report, the committee noted that in a country where new cases of cancer were expected to hit 500,000 annually by 2010, it was disheartening that Nigeria did not have the required manpower and equipment to treat cancer patients.

It said that cancer killed more Nigerians than HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria combined yearly, but the attention given to it was far below what was given to malaria.

Part of the report states, ?Cancer remains a major health problem in Nigeria where over 80 per cent of cases present with late and advanced diseases when only palliative treatment is possible.?

According to WHO, by 2020, death rates in males will rise to 72.7 per every 100,000 and 76 per 100,000 females.

?In Nigeria, cancer diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, and trained manpower, among others, are still inadequate to meet the needs of the 140 million population,? it added.A report by the National Consultative Committee on Cancer Control in Nigeria has stated that

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Re: Nigeria Lacks Capacity To Treat Cancer
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2008, 10:43:42 AM »
Do they just know this?
Nigeria is incapable of treating cancer
Our teaching hospitals need to be equipped.............
with up to date facilities

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Re: Nigeria Lacks Capacity To Treat Cancer
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2008, 11:21:43 AM »
Don't let olanajim here that.

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Re: Nigeria Lacks Capacity To Treat Cancer
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2008, 11:23:42 AM »
Hear what?????????
Admin,i'm once a victim of this.........
and i know what am saying

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Re: Nigeria Lacks Capacity To Treat Cancer
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2008, 11:30:59 AM »
I do agreed.

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