Journal Basic Info
- Impact Factor: 1.995**
- H-Index: 8
- ISSN: 2474-1647
- DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647
- Colon and Rectal Surgery
- Transplant Surgery
- Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
- Vascular Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
- General Surgery
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Citation: Clin Surg. 2017;2(1):1293.Research Article | Open Access
Department of Surgical Oncology, Oncology Center Mansoura University (OCMU), Egypt
Background: Surgical oncology as a specialty is not widely adopted in the world including United Kingdom but this is not the case in Egypt. As a low income country in Africa, multiple problems face the evidence based practice of oncology science.
Presentation: We discuss briefly the common difficulties encountered in management of breast, thyroid, cervical, extremity sarcoma & melanoma and esophageal cancers. Also we discuss how we treat these cases in a way to overcome the shortage in facilities without harming the patient as possible. Finally, we discuss the screening difficulties and its implications on healthcare.
Conclusion: We think the health community is lacking knowledge about cancer surgery in low income countries. World health organization and other medical international societies should play a role in solving these problems.
Surgical oncology; Africa; Egypt; Low income countries; Cancer treatment
Cite the article
Metwally IH. Surgical Oncology Practice in Low Income Countries; Difficulties and Practical Solutions. Clin Surg. 2017; 2: 1293.