Journal Basic Info

  • Impact Factor: 1.995**
  • H-Index: 8
  • ISSN: 2474-1647
  • DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647
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Major Scope

  •  Obstetrics Surgery
  •  Gynecological Surgery
  •  Neurological Surgery
  •  Endocrine Surgery
  •  Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  •  Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  •  Colon and Rectal Surgery
  •  Thoracic Surgery


Citation: Clin Surg. 2017;2(1):1293.Research Article | Open Access

Surgical Oncology Practice in Low Income Countries; Difficulties and Practical Solutions

Islam H Metwally

Department of Surgical Oncology, Oncology Center Mansoura University (OCMU), Egypt

*Correspondance to: Islam H Metwally 

 PDF  Full Text DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647.1293


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.

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