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Research Article, Androl Gynecol Curr Res Vol: 3 Issue: 1

Challenges of Establishing and Running Cancer Screening in a Tertiary Health Institution in a Low Resource Setting in South East Nigeria

Ndukwe EO1, Agwu UM1*, Obuna JA1, Onoh RC1, Eze JN1, Umeora OUJ1, Ogbonnaya LU2, Ezeonu PO1 and Ibekwe PC1
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, Nigeria
2Community Medicine Department, Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, Nigeria
Corresponding author : Dr. Uzoma M Agwu
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, Nigeria
Tel: +2348033037685; E-mail: [email protected]
Received: August 07, 2014 Accepted: December 17, 2014 Published: December 29, 2014
Citation: Ndukwe EO, Agwu UM, Obuna JA, Onoh RC, Eze JN (2015) Challenges of Establishing and Running Cancer Screening in a Tertiary Health Institution in a Low Resource Setting in South East Nigeria. Androl Gynecol: Curr Res 3:1. doi:10.4172/2327-4360.1000132

Abstract

Challenges of Establishing and Running Cancer Screening in a Tertiary Health Institution in a Low Resource Setting in South East Nigeria

Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women, and the seventh overall, with an estimated 528,000 new cases and estimated 266,000 deaths in 2012. A large majority (around 85%) of the global burden occurs in the less developed regions, where it accounts for almost 12% of all female cancers. Cancer of the cervix is a preventable disease. Unfortunately, it is still the commonest gynecological cancer and second commonest cancer of women, worldwide.

Keywords: Cervix; Cancer; Screening; Challenges; Solutions; Nigeria

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