LASUTH and Group holds Collaborative Seminar on Palliative Cancer Care in Nigeria

The Lagos State Ministry of Health, St. Cyril Cancer Foundation in collaboration with Letoran organization has held a collaborative seminar on palliative cancer treatment in Nigeria at the MRC auditorium of Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja.

While delivering the keynote address at the one day seminar, the Chief Medical Director of LASUTH, Prof. David Adewale Oke represented by the Director of Clinical Services and Training, Dr. Ayoade Adedokun debunked the assumption that cancer is not prevalent in Nigeria as a result of lifestyle of Nigerians stressing that the disease is now prevalent in the country.

Dr. Adedokun enthusiastically welcomes the Lagos State Ministry of Health, St Cyril Cancer Foundation and all other partners to LASUTH for the seminar and the awareness creation on the treatment of cancer.

In his presentation at the seminar, a Clinical Oncologist at LASUTH, Dr Abiodun Popoola described pain management in Palliative cancer treatment and various ways of managing pains associated with the dreaded disease.

Palliative cancer treatment was described as a collaborative solution through experience of various cancer survivors.

About five survivors of cancer were present at the seminar narrating their experience and how they managed to escape the disease.

Drama was also staged at the event to create awareness about palliative treatment of cancer.


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