SECOND LECTURE SERIES ON CERVICAL CANCER AND BREAST CANCER
Cervical and breast cancer are two deadly diseases ravaging humans, especially women folks. These diseases which also pose as silent killers are often time not given the adequate attention needed hence the need for sensitization as well as community outreach to the urban areas and the grassroots on measures needed to combat these diseases.
The two lectures were presented by Prof Kayode Ajenifuja, a professor of obstetrics and Gynaecology, Obafemi Awolowo University teaching hospital complex, Ile-Ife Osun state, and Dr. Lawal Abdulrazzaq, consultant General Surgeon Lagos state teaching hospital, Lagos—–during the unveiling of the centre’s 30th Anniversary logo on Wednesday 15th February 2023 at the Telemedicine hall, Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta.
During their separate presentations, Prof Kayode Ajenifuja, a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex, Ile-Ife Osun State, and Dr. Lawal Abdulrazzaq, Consultant General Surgeon, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, said that the cause of cancer is unknown, describing it as an uncontrolled growth of cells in the body.
Prof Ajenifuja while presenting his papers on the topic Cervical Cancer: A preventable Deadly Disease emphasized that the disease does not show any symptoms until it has progressed to the cancer stage, a process which takes years before manifesting.
He further said that the disease is a major public health problem in developing countries with an estimate of about 68,000 cases per year in Africa which leads to the death of women in the society, an occurrence that can cause loss of economic income and moral and educational values in children.
Prof Ajenifuja further noted that women with cervical cancer die a very miserable and painful death most of the time.
While speaking on preventive measures of the disease, he stated that it is one of few cancers that give ample time and opportunity for prevention because the cause, the pathway, and how it will end are known.
In his conclusion, Prof Ajenifuja urged women to get vaccinated against Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and go for regular screening to ascertain their health status.
On his part, Dr. Lawal Abdulrazzaq while delivering his lecture on Breast Cancer: Not a Death Sentence, said that breast cancer can be cured if detected and presented at the hospital early.
He emphasized on public enlightenment as the foundation of enlightening the public on what to look out for in the breasts and how to detect a lump through self-assessment, accept healthcare, and access to quality and affordable Healthcare.
Dr. Lawal said the overwhelming evidence suggests that breast cancer management requires the active participation of the patient, society, and the medical community to be able to successfully avoid the death sentence on any patient.
FIRST LECTURE SERIES ON PROSTRATE CANCER AND KIDNEY FAILURE
As Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta celebrates its 30th anniversary, it is pertinent to remind the hospital community and stakeholders of the need to brace up for the challenges being posed by life-shortening diseases ravaging society.
To this end, the hospital has organized her first in the series of 30th-anniversary commemorative lectures with the first lecture on Prostrate Cancer: the Horror of Aging presented by Prof T.A Badmus, a consultant urologist and kidney transplant surgeon, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.
Click the link below to view the Presentation of the Seminar on Prostrate Cancer: the Horror of Aging presented by Prof T.A Badmus, a consultant urologist and kidney transplant surgeon, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
The second lecture, *Kidney Failure: an Emerging Epidemic with Catastrophic Outcomes* was presented by Consultant Physician/Nephrologist, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital complex, Ile-Ife.
In his welcome address at the event held at the Muhammadu Buhari Conference Centre and Telemedicine building in the hospital premises on Thursday, Jan 26th,2023, the Medical Director, Prof Adewale Musa-Olomu Musa appreciated
God as well as members of staff for the transformation experienced in the Centre while hoping for better development by the time the University of Medicine and Medical Sciences comes on board.
Prof Fatiu Abiola Arogundade who delivered a lecture on *Kidney Failure: an* *Emerging Epidemic with Catastrophic Outcomes* said the adoption of healthy living and community-based awareness program/screening among others are ways to combat rising cases of kidney failure.
Click the link below to view the Presentation of the Seminar on Kidney Failure: an Emerging Epidemic with Catastrophic Outcomes* Presented by Prof Fatiu Abiola Arogundade Consultant Physician/Nephrologist, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital complex, Ile-Ife.
Prof Arogundade revealed that acute kidney infection is very common with prevalent etiology factors.
He also stated that the outcome or survival is largely dependent on etiology, severity, duration of illness, and institution of renal replacement therapy while suggesting that the treatment of acute kidney infection should be made free by the government.
While rounding up his lecture, Prof Arogundade stated that chronic kidney disease has become a priority global public health issue, with a large number of patients not seeking medical care and then progressing to End Stage Renal Disease.