Hope for can­cer pa­tients in 2019 on new ra­dio­ther­apy ma­chines, cen­tres

Business Day (Nigeria) - - FRONT PAGE - ANTHONIA OBOKOH

Can­cer pa­tients will soon beam with smiles this year if the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment stays on track with its plans for new sets of ra­dio­ther­apy ma­chines and cen­tres, ac­cord­ing to sources who spoke with BDSUNDAY.

Ra­dio­ther­apy, also known as ra­di­a­tion ther­apy, is part of can­cer treat­ment which aims to con­trol or kill ma­lig­nant cells through lin­ear ac­cel­er­a­tors.

Some can­cer pa­tients un­dergo chemo­ther­apy, which is an­other type of treat­ment for the sick­ness that uses one or more anti-can­cer drugs in treat­ment.

“In health­care, by Jan­uary 15, 2019, we are com­mis­sion­ing can­cer care cen­tres at the Lagos Univer­sity Teach­ing Hos­pi­tal (LUTH) as part of pri­vate-pub­lic part­ner­ship pro­gramme and we are also com­mis­sion­ing di­ag­nos­tic cen­tres in Kano and Umuahia,” Uche

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