Breast cancer in Nigeria

Aghadiuno, Patrick Uwaezuoke (1979) Breast cancer in Nigeria. MD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Malignant growths have taken their toil in human mortality and morbidity so that for centuries now, men have occupied their life-time collecting data on various tumour types, classifying and typing them, studying their natural biological behaviour, their; aetiological factors, and the means of treating or preventing them, thus striving to eradicate these scourges. Europe and America had always been in the forefront of research and study of cancer, but the African continent has not been completely neglected and this study therefore, is centred in Nigeria with a population of about 70,000,000 (seventy million) and situated on the West Coast of Africa. This is a fast developing country facing the problems of any other developing country such as steady increase in population, housing, education, health care and social welfare of the people. The health problems are more complex and difficult in Nigeria where there are inadequate numbers of hospitals, medic, personnel and inadequate vital statistics to meet the need of the nation. The Nigerian government, in tackling the nation's health problems, has already established teaching hospitals in Eagos, Ibadan, Ife, Zaria, Nauka (Enugu) and Benin (see fig. 1) and recently has planned to build more teaching hospitals in various other states of the Federation. Health authorities in planning the welfare of the community need to have knowledge of the incidence, diagnosis and possible aetiological factors and available treatment for various diseases. Early in the history of medical practice in Nigeria, doctors have been mainly concerned with assessing the incidence of individual infective diseases such as Tuberculosis.

Item Type: Thesis (MD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Additional Information: Adviser: M L Hendrickse
Keywords: Medicine
Date of Award: 1979
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1979-73701
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2019 08:56
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2019 08:56

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