MoH makes progress in controlling cancer – Chemotherapy and radiotherapy used

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 7, (KUNA): Chemotherapy and targeted therapy have caused remarkable progress in controlling cancer, a senior official at the Ministry of Health has said. Addressing the Third Kuwait International Conference for Head and Neck Cancer on Saturday, Assistant Undersecretary for Legal Affairs Dr Mahmoud Abdulhadi pointed to advancement of treating head and neck cancer, both through chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

He said that according to the UN sustainable development plan 2015-2030, world countries are committed to drawing up strategies for the prevention and the treatment of chronic non-communicable diseases, including cancer. Over three days, a multitude of leading world scientists will discuss the various ways to treat head and neck cancer, and review the latest relevant scientific and medical developments.

For his part, conference president Dr Khalid Al-Saleh stressed that head and neck cancer is recoverable through surgical or chemotherapy treatment. He told the conference that the Ministry of Health in cooperation with the Cancer Awareness National Campaign (CAN) had launched a wide-scale training program for primary care physicians and dentists on the early detection of head and neck cancer

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