Surgical oncology and M-health in Africa

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Published: 22 Nov 2021
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Dr Miriam Mutebi - Aga Khan University, Nairobi, Kenya

Dr Miriam Mutebi speaks to ecancer about surgical oncology and M-health in Africa. She initially talks about developing surgical oncology services on the continent.

Dr Mutebi discusses the different roles of surgery in diagnosis, prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, or palliative care in cancer. She says that there is a need for surgical advocacy and that surgery is not a standalone process.

Dr Mutebi mentions that we have seen progress in medical and clinical oncology but surgical oncology needs more development. She also talks about mobile health and the emerging role of technologies in cancer care. Dr Mutebi concludes by discussing the usability of gadgets and patient information protection.