Radiation oncology is not the only treatment method which is mentioned on the site. Rather, other treatment techniques are also referred to
3rd Annual General Meeting & Scientific Conference – Abuja 2019
Basic cancer knowledge
Cancer is a heterogeneous disease that affects all ages.
The search for the best treatment of cancer is still ongoing and varies for each type.
Everyday clinical trials and improved technology to assist in combating this disease is in progress. Today the list is endless and includes targeted therapy and immunotherapy in addition to conventional methods of surgery.
Things to know about clinical and Radiation Oncology
Clinical and Radiation Oncologists are doctors who use Radiotherapy and chemotherapy/systemic therapies to treat and manage patients with cancers.
Over the years it has grown in popularity to become one of the worlds leading method of cancer treatment.
More than 60% of cancer patients will need Radiotherapy either for cure or palliation of symptoms.
This is mainly due to the numerous benefits associated with it.
Institutions concerned with clinical Oncology in Nigeria
Cancer is a global disease and the entire world is up against it.
It is a disease which requires multidisciplinary approach.
In Nigeria there are approximately 80 clinical and Radiation Oncologists presently practicing and doing all they can together with other specialties to combat this disease. Federal, state and private institutions offer these services.
What people are saying about us in Nigeria.
A year ago, 2018, I was diagnosed of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the skin after complications arising from a fire burn injury on my right leg. My life took a dive into oblivion and nothingness. I felt empty, depressed and hopeless. I thought my life was over. After spending some months and 5 surgeries at National Orthopedic Hospital Enugu, I was referred to UNTH for specialist care. In November 2018, I started a combined treatment of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. It was quite a journey but I came out strong thanks to the amazing team of professionals there.
It’s encouraging to know that you are not alone, having a positive spirit and most importantly, the grace of God Almighty plays critical role during the period of treatment.
News & Updates
Guest SpeakersDr. Mylin Torres is a board-certified radiation oncologist who specializes in the treatment of breast cancer. She is currently the Co-Leader of the Cancer Prevention Control Research Program and holds the Louisa and Rand Glenn Family Chair in Breast...