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Title: The General Surgeon in Inter-Disciplinary Gynaecological Cancer Care
Authors: Isichei, Mercy Wakili
Ismaila, Bashiru Omeiza
Keywords: Diagnosis,
Issue Date: 10-Aug-2013
Publisher: World Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Series/Report no.: Vol.2;No.3;Pp 37-41
Abstract: Gynaecological cancers pose a significant cancer burden globally. In 2008 cancers of the cervix, uterus and ovaries accounted for 529000 (4.2%), 287000 (2.3%) and 225000 (1.8%) cancers, respectively, and together were responsible for 486400 deaths. Inter-disciplinary gynaecological care is an emerging concept aimed at providing more effective care by integrating different disciplines into a team working together to perform the various aspects of management at one time. This model has both advantages and potential shortcomings. In advanced healthcare systems there appears to be little role for the general surgeon. However in developing world, the general surgeon has a valuable, but complementary role in inter-disciplinary gynaecological cancer care. This role depends on the available workforce and includes, but is not limited to, the establishment of a diagnosis and treatment, including the management of complications. There is however little evidence-based research to provide guidance on the general surgeon’s role in inter-disciplinary gynecologic cancer care and more research is needed.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/601
ISSN: 2218-6220
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