The official was speaking to the press on the sidelines of the ceremony of delivery of certificates to students of the first post-graduation course of medical-surgery specialty from the Luanda’s Multiperfil Health Training Centre.
José Van-Dúnem stated that there are currently 100 to 150 cases of cancer that probably do not reflect the entire reality of the country, as the information system does not provide the country’s overall figures.
He underlined that cancer is treated through chemotherapy at the National Institute of Oncology, while the most delicate cases that require more demanding services are sent abroad, namely Portugal and South Africa.
José Van-Dunèm also stated that the sector of oncology is working to open centres in the provinces of Huambo, Benguela and Malanje.
Published: Wed, 08 Apr 2015. By ANGOP
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