15 February 2017, 13:17
Kiev offensive provokes higher cancer incidence in Donbass – LPR chief oncologist
Ukrainian offensive provoked a higher cancer incidence rate in Donbass, leading LPR oncology specialist Aleksandr Torba said on Wednesday, which is International Childhood Cancer Day.
“Of course, cancer incidence has increased considerably owning to stressful life caused by Kiev’s ongoing military aggression against us,” Torba said.
“A stress is an inevitable outcome of fighting. We’ve operated upon a dozen children for thyroid, lung and internal organ cancer in the past 12 months,” he said.
Children’s surgeons follow the recommendations by Republican Oncology Centre specialists. “There are certain specifics in anaesthesia and intensive care procedures. Depending on the number of patients at the Oncology Centre, we can allot beds or separate wards to children. There is no children’s department,” Torba went on.
“Medical assistance to children presenting with haematological malignancy or cancer is available at the Republican Clinical Hospital which has a specialized department. We monitor lung, internal organ and spinal tumours, providing consultations and surgery, if necessary,” he added.
International Childhood Cancer Day is marked annually on 15 February. Timely diagnosis often ensures successful cancer treatment.
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