Imagine having the ability to look deep into our genetic code to uncover the secrets held within our DNA. This is no longer just a thought for the future, but a reality at the Sultan Qaboos Comprehensive Cancer Care and Research Center (SQCCCRC) in Oman. Our dedicated research scientists have introduced a groundbreaking test that reads our genetic blueprint, offering hope and innovation in cancer diagnosis and treatment research.
The Sultan Qaboos Comprehensive Cancer Care and Research Center hosted the 2nd Scientific meeting of Omani Urology Society (OUS), titled “Genitourinary Malignancy Meeting, GUM”, The event focused on discussing the latest advancements in diagnosing and managing prostate, bladder, testicular, and kidney cancers.
As we celebrate the World Cancer Day this 4th February 2024, Sultan Qaboos Comprehensive Cancer Care and Research Center, (SQCCCRC) continues to exert its ongoing efforts to combat cancer and reduce its impact on individuals and communities around the world. SQCCCRC’s approach to cancer prevention and care is the essence of celebrating World Cancer Day. The Center’s initiative aimed at raising awareness about cancer, promoting early detection, prevention and treatment, and advocating for improved access to health care services for cancer patients understanding the inequities in cancer care and making the necessary progress to address them.
Improving the quality of life for cancer patients (living with cancer: beyond survival).
Diagnosing cancer presents enormous challenges, affecting not only physical health but also emotional, social, and spiritual health. Recognizing this, quality of life has become a key focus in cancer care, intending to help patients live well alongside treatment and recovery.
The Sultan Qaboos Comprehensive Cancer Care and Research Centre (SQCCCRC) concluded a training course program developing the skills of social workers. This comes as part of SQCCCRC’s efforts to empower the social worker at a clinical level and enrich their knowledge and skills in the management of cancer patients.
Worldwide, January is observed as Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. It is an excellent opportunity for the staff of Women Health Program at SQCCCRC to write a few lines to raise awareness about cancer of the cervix amongst community in Oman. Cervical cancer is preventable, while it develops, it can be detected early through screening, and if diagnosed, is one of the most treatable cancers, provided it is detected early and managed effectively. Cancers diagnosed in late stages can also be controlled with appropriate treatment and palliative care. Generally, the public is not aware of the scientific and medical developments in prevention, screening, and management of cervical cancer, hence, this article is intended to increase awareness about these aspects of cervical cancer.
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