PET CT for early-stage malignancies in the Philippines

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Published: 4 Apr 2023
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Dr Marie Dione Sacdalan - ManilaMed, Manila, Philippines

Dr Marie Dione Sacdalan speaks to ecancer about the use of PET CT for early-stage malignancies.

Dr Sacdalan says that PET CT should be requested by doctors on a case-by-case base and a multidisciplinary team should play a role in deciding the next step in patient care. She also talks about the expenses attached to this type of screening and the benefits and pitfalls of screening.

Dr Sacdalan also discusses the preventative care strategies in Philippines and what could be done further in this regard.

She concludes by discussing the future of screening cancer in the Philippines.