Radiotherapy for 10,000 Nigerian women with cancer

by St. Cyril Cancer Treatment Foundation
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Radiotherapy for 10,000 Nigerian women with cancer
Radiotherapy for 10,000 Nigerian women with cancer
Radiotherapy for 10,000 Nigerian women with cancer
Radiotherapy for 10,000 Nigerian women with cancer
Radiotherapy for 10,000 Nigerian women with cancer
Radiotherapy for 10,000 Nigerian women with cancer
Radiotherapy for 10,000 Nigerian women with cancer

Summary

The mission of St Cyril Cancer Treatment Foundation is to provide quality treatment to as many cancer patients in Africa as possible, starting with Nigeria

$1M
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$999,960
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Challenge

There is an acute shortage of brachytherapy units in Nigeria. Currently there are 3 units, which is 98% short of the World Health Organization recommendation for Nigeria. 2018 data showed that over 14,000 women were diagnosed with cervical cancer and 10,000+ wo en died from the disease.

Solution

Brachytherapy is a vital part of the treatment of cervical cancer The radiation source is placed on or close to the tumour for maximum dose to the tumour cells and minimal damage to the normal cells. This reduces the side effects and increases chances of a cure.

Long-Term Impact

The long term impact will be the reduction in mortality of women with cervical cancer. Additionally we shall be aligned with the WHO's SDGs #3 directly and I directly to the other 16 goals. Lastly, we shall be playing a key part in working towards WHO's goal of eliminating cervical cancer in low and middle income countries like Nigeria by 2030.

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Organization Information

St. Cyril Cancer Treatment Foundation

Location: Lagos - Nigeria
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @TreatCancerNig
Project Leader:
Mojisola ANIMASHAUN
Lagos, Nigeria
$40 raised of $1,000,000 goal
 
2 donations
$999,960 to go
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