The first meeting of N-CHOG will be 5/13/12, 3PM at the Nigerian Christian Hospital. Copies of our cancer manual WHERE THERE IS NO ONCOLOGIST-A MANUAL OF PRACTICAL ONCOLOGY IN RESOURCE-LIMITED SETTINGS will be distributed and we will review cancer cases. We will also discuss plans for initiating hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy for carcinomatosis patients. Everyone is invited.
The Nigerian Christian Hospital Oncology Group (henceforth N-CHOG) is formed to promote the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in Nigeria and other similar resource- limited environments. The group will be open to all interested health care providers The group will meet at least three times per year to review oncology cases and determine potential diagnostic and treatment plans. Specifically, the group will promote:
1. The dissemination of educational material related to cancer diagnosis and treatment.
2. The training of health care providers on cancer-related practice.
3. The interaction between health care providers in order to diagnose and treat cancer.
4. The cost effective diagnosis and treatment of cancer in resource-limited environments.
5. The interaction between members and other cancer health care providers throughout the world.
6. Screening and early treatment of cancers, such as cervical and breast cancers.
Brian Camazine, MD
Kelechi Eguzo, MD
To jaw-jaw is better than to war-war-Sir winston Churchill
This is a jaw xray of a patient referred to me by a general surgeon and friend in Abia State, Nigeria. He has a growth on the lower jaw which is cystic by xray. It will probably be an ameloblastoma.
The next trip is scheduled for the beginning of May. We are not not worried - we're in the orange zone in the South-LOL.
The pathology results from the last trip just arrived from Dr. Milner at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. There was quite a few cancers, including kidney (2), lymphoma (4), breast (4), sarcoma (2), thyroid (3), ovary (2), skin (2). We are calling the patients now and arranging treatment plans.