Semeeh Akinwale Omoleke
Immunization, Vaccines and Emergencies, World Health Organization,
Cancer Care in Developing Countries: Does Early Detection Truly Save Lives?
Author(s): Semeeh Akinwale Omoleke and Ishak LawalSemeeh Akinwale Omoleke and Ishak Lawal
Background: “Early detection save lives” is a common and almost universal slogan for promoting cancer screening world-wide. Doubtlessly, early detection of cancer can save lives when the detection is followed with appropriate interventions. Conversely, when early detection is not followed with appropriate intervention(s), then it becomes effort in futility. Therefore, we are advocating that the slogan should change from early detection save lives to early intervention save lives, particularly, for resource- constraints settings where we have evidence that early detection might not be followed with appropriate interventions as exemplified by this case report. The paper sets out to x-ray challenges of oncology care in resource-constraint environment and to emphasise the fact that cancer prevention goes beyond detection. Materials and Methods:.. View More»