It discusses the state of cancer care in the Philippines — the problems and advancements of cancer care in the country. It details the cost of cancer care and its benefits to Filipinos, the actions of the Philippine Government to improve its access, and the assistance given by local cancer support groups to people with cancer.
Board-certified general surgeon. Breast specialist. Passionate on proper oncology care, especially on breast cancer.
February 4 is World Cancer Day. Its goal is to raise awareness as well as to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. Sharing with you AVEGA’s February 2019 Medical Bulletin. Stay healthy!
A Radiation Oncologist who had training in St. Luke’s Medical Center with the use of a LINAC machine for management of head and neck cancer, gynecologic, genito-urinary, lung cancer, lymphoma, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal malignancies and palliative care. Training consisted of high dose brachytherapy and delivery of external radiotherapy through conventional, 3D conformal, IMRT, IGRT, SRS, SRT, SBRT, and TBI techniques. He has good clinical background with the use of high dose brachytherapy for management of cervical, endometrial, prostate and endobronchial cancer. He had his observership in NYU Hospital and Stony Brook Hospital for head and neck cancer, breast cancer and CNS disease for continuing education.
Aside from performing diagnostic Nuclear Medicine procedures, i also provide Radioactive Iodine Therapy to benign or malignant thyroid disorders. I also do Sentinel node mapping, as an adjunct prior to Breast cancer surgery.