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Nigerian doctor makes breast cancer breakthrough

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A NIGERIAN doctor and specialist in oncology at University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Dr. Oludare Adeyemi, yesterday, said he achieved a breakthrough in breast cancer.

  Throwing light on this invention in a chat with newsmen, Adeyemi advised women to go for regular screening for breast cancer in order to detect the disease early, disclosing that he recently treated a breast cancer patient without mastectomy which is the process of removing the breast because of cancer.

  According to him, the treatment comes under micro seed therapy which requires using radioactive seeds, adding that though the new procedure was first performed in Canada for about two years before adaptations in a few places in United States, he was the first chemotherapy expert to practise it in Africa.

  “This Microseeds treatment is the first in the whole of Africa. It has come to Africa through Nigeria. The procedure conserves a breast, because conserving a breast is vital for cosmetic reasons. Microseeds treatment takes a day procedure, unlike the convention radiotherapy that takes four weeks to be completed.

The procedure is done when Microseeds are placed in the tumour bed under ultrasound-guided. But it must be emphasised that Microseeds Treatment procedure is only appropriate for now, for early breast cancer,”Adeyemi said.

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