On occasion of the Gynecological Cancer Awareness month, the Gynecological Cancer Program team at the Sultan Qaboos Comprehensive Cancer Care and Research Center (SQCCCRC) organized an online webinar, titled “Integrated care of gynecological Cancers”.
Gynecological Cancer Awareness month is observed throughout the world in the month of September, with the aim to raise awareness about the common, but often neglected cancers. Gynecological cancers accounts for the 5th most common form of cancer.
The SQCCCRC, represented in the GU Programme, organized an awareness-raising event entitled “Screening and reassurance”, with the aim of raising awareness of the importance of early cancer detection in increasing the effectiveness of treatment and reducing late-stage detection.
A lot of people get a bit apprehensive when they hear the word “nuclear medicine”, mainly because they associate it with more sinister and historic events, like nuclear explosions and weapons, however the reality is far from that.
Genetic counsellors are specialists with expert knowledge in human genetics, counselling and health communication skills. They work as part of a team, usually with medical specialists such as clinical geneticists, oncologists, surgeons etc.
The Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at SQCCCRC inaugurated an advanced technique called “MRI Guided Breast Biopsy” the first in the Sultanate of Oman.
Physiotherapy focus on movement science helping individuals to maintain and maximize their physical strength, range of motion, functional and overall well-being. Also, physiotherapy interventions have been proven to be effective in addressing major complications of arising from gynaecological cancer, or its treatment. Furthermore, physiotherapy plays an important in the survivorship program of patients diagnosed with gynaecological and other cancers.
SQCCCRC Issues A Patient’s Treatment Journey Handbook The Sultan Qaboos Comprehensive Cancer Care and Research Centre (SQCCCRC) has outlined a systematic handbook that explains the patient’s treatment journey at SQCCCRC, such as the most important services that the patients can benefit from, and valuable instructions and/or directions that will help them during their treatment. The …
Stigma has been defined as a process in which a person is perceived as a broken, labelled collection of several parts, rather than a whole human entity (Goffman,1963). Linked with stigma are feelings of shame and inferiority (Lim & Tan, 2014; Noroozi et al., 2018). Stigma can be associated with any phenomenon or characteristic that members of a society look down upon. Stigma associated with an illness is typically projected upon people suffering from a certain illness (Scambler, 2009).
The Sultan Qaboos Comprehensive Cancer Care and Research Center has obtained the international accreditation certificate from the Joint Commission International (JCI) after successfully meeting all the conditions and requirements for this accreditation.
Clinical staging is used to determine the extent and spread of cancer within the body before treatment starts. The location from where the cancer originates is called the ‘primary site’. The extent to which the tumor has spread at the time of diagnosis is called ‘clinical stage’ in medical lexicon. At the time of diagnosis, the cancer may be localized to the primary site, may have spread locally, or may have spread to involve distant sites and organs. The staging system provides information for planning treatment and predict the prognosis.
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