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Oncologist Gives Real Reason For Collaborative Treatment For Cancer

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Oncologist Gives Real Reason For Collaborative Treatment For Cancer

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An oncologist has stated that teamwork is important in the fight against cancer.

The oncologist said collaborative efforts in fighting against cancer would reduce the mortality rate and prefer a permanent solution.

Prof. Abayomi Durosinmi-Etti, a Clinical Radiation Oncologist, spoke about this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria.

During the 2nd Lagos Univerisity Teaching Hospital International Scientific Workshop and Conference, Etti urged medical personnel to take cancer more seriously.

He said this at the sidelines of the event themed “Advances in Cancer Management in 21st Century”

The event was aimed at informing medical practitioners on the rise of cancer globally.

He stressed that medical practitioners need to understand the benefits of teamwork.

According to him, patients benefit more from the collaboration of doctors.

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Durosinmi-Etti added that the disease could be handled better and cured if detected early. However, those that could not be cured could be managed effectively. “so that a patient could have longer and quality life.”

He emphasised the core message of the conference which was “team effort and not a one-man business.”

The medical doctor urged medical practitioners to apply the latest research available for treatment. Still, he emphasised that they use the research tool as a team.

An Orthopedic Surgeon, Prof. Olayiwola Giwa, spoke about the treatment advances globally.

According to him, the Multi-Disciplinary Care in cancer management was one such in the management of the disease in the 21st century.

He explained that the multidisciplinary care had been known to:

  • Provide enhanced care.
  • Provide a better prognosis – a situation where predictions on the expected development of the disease. This also includes the stability, improvement or deterioration of the signs and symptoms.

Giwa confirmed the advocacy of teamwork at the event. The Surgeon explained that this would enable a general practitioner sees a patient with cancer and refers the patient to a specialist. The specialist would in turn involve other specialists who work as a team.

The LUTH Chief Medical Director, Chris Bode, bragged about cancer care in Nigeria. According to him, Nigeria had the best cancer care in West Africa and even sub-Saharan Africa.

Bode explained that LUTH was not just bragging. He said the event was letting the public know that treatments are available in Nigeria.

The medical director urged Nigerians to get treatment in the country instead of travelling out.

He added that in LUTH, patients were being treated by their own compatriots who were enthusiastic about using the most modern technological equipment.
Source: PUNCH HealthWise

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