November 30, 2022

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APCC companions Nigeria on capability constructing, well being tourism


Apollo Proton Most cancers Centre (APCC), a Proton remedy centre based mostly in South Asia, Center East and India is ready to accomplice with Nigeria in capability constructing to spice up well being tourism .

The Deputy Normal Supervisor, Worldwide Market Apollo hospital Mr Amit Chaturvedi, whereas briefing newsmen in Abuja on Thursday, mentioned it grew to become essential as a result of new instances of most cancers in Nigeria is estimated at 119,000.

He mentioned out of the 119,000 most cancers instances, 71,000 instances are feminine whereas 41,000 are male, including that 23,000 is breast most cancers instances .

He defined that the partnership is to trade data with Nigerian medical doctors about most cancers care and to mark a foot within the Nigerian market.

Additionally, Senior Marketing consultant Radiation Oncologist, Dr. Sapna Nangia whereas talking on the Proton Beam Remedy, mentioned it’s a radiation remedy that makes use of tiny particles referred to as protons as glorious most cancers cell killers.

She defined {that a} increased dose of radiation could be focused on the tumour with out affecting many regular wholesome cells, including that the remedy could be efficient in treating tumours of the mind, head and neck, central nervous system, lung, prostate, and gastrointestinal system.

She mentioned Proton remedy is commonly the popular possibility for treating stable tumours in youngsters as a result of protons could be managed exactly so there may be much less radiation to regular tissues, assist stop severe problems and reduce the possibility of secondary tumours.

In keeping with her , Proton Remedy has a number of benefits that focus on tumours and most cancers cells with precision and minimal exit dose thus lowering general toxicity.

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“It additionally reduces the likelihood and/or severity of short-and long-term uncomfortable side effects on surrounding wholesome tissues and organs. It’s beneficial in treating recurrent tumours, even in sufferers who’ve already obtained radiation.

Commenting on the remedy and its makes use of, Dr. Sapna mentioned, “Proton Remedy has emerged as a wonderful remedy modality for various cancers. Probably the most frequent websites being handled on the Apollo Proton Most cancers Centre is cancers of the top and neck.

“Sufferers present process Proton Remedy have considerably much less discomfort throughout and after remedy and are much less prone to require hospital admission, tube feeding, or remedy interruption.

“ In sufferers with tumours involving the cranium base, Protons enhance the security of vital organs just like the visible pathway and the mind stem,” she mentioned.