Can­cer care cen­ter opens in Ne­gocc

Sun Star Bacolod - - Front Page - BY CARLA N. CAÑET

RIVER­SIDE Ba­colod Can­cer Care Cen­ter, the first and only can­cer care cen­ter in Ne­gros Is­land, opened its doors Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 5.

Lead­ing the in­au­gu­ra­tion rites was Jose Noel de la

Paz, di­rec­tor for cor­po­rate de­vel­op­ment of Metro Pa­cific In­vest­ments Cor­po­ra­tion; An­dres Li­caros Jr., pres­i­dent, and CEO of Asian Hos­pi­tal and Med­i­cal Cen­ter; Ge­n­e­sis Goldi Golin­gan, pres­i­dent and CEO of River­side Med­i­cal Cen­ter Inc. and Ba­colod City Mayor Eve­lio Leonar­dia.

It was a wel­come de­vel­op­ment for Ba­colod City and the prov­ince as can­cer pa­tients and their fam­i­lies need not go to Cebu or Manila to un­dergo treat­ment.

Based on the statis­tics, each year, around 98,000 peo­ple are di­ag­nosed with some type of can­cer in the Philip­pines.

Ev­ery year, around 59,000 die due to can­cer.

“This will be­come op­er­a­tional by Fe­bru­ary next year,” said Golin­gan.

The cen­ter will be manned by highly skilled med­i­cal per­son­nel spe­cial­iz­ing in can­cer medicine, he added.

Their med­i­cal ser­vices will in­clude con­sul­ta­tion, ra­di­a­tion ther­apy, brachyther­apy, and sur­vivor­ship coun­sel­ing.

Doc­tors Monique Barandino, Mile Me­jia and Paolo So­gono, along with Karl Dia­maano and Paolo Je­sus Es­te­ban will man the cen­ter.

They promised to give only the best med­i­cal care that the pa­tients need.*

CARLA CAÑET

THE fa­cade of the River­side Ba­colod Can­cer Care Cen­ter, the first and only can­cer care cen­ter in Ne­gros Is­land.

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