Cancer Treatment Centers in Nigeria; Here is a Full and Comprehensive List of Places to cure cancer in Nigeria.
Cancer has been considered as the world’s deadliest disease, with this there are a growing number of cancer treatment centers in Nigeria, the most expensive disease to treat and the world’s number one killer disease. Unfortunately, the treatment of cancer in Nigeria has been a national scandal.
Although, there’s been an increase in treatment centers for cancer in Nigeria. Africa’s most populated country of 180 million people needs at least 180 cancer treatment centers according to the World Health Organization. But unimaginably, Nigeria currently has less than 10.
Regardless of having an increasing and booming number of citizens diagnosed with cancer, Nigeria only has seven fully working radiotherapy machines.
Following various complains by cancer patients all over the country in receiving treatment, there is the need to make sure that the functionality and availability of radiation machines, at some specific hospital in urban areas in the country, is working perfectly well. While the machines used in treating cancer in rural centers are said to be working either at low capacity or have totally packed up.
Almost half of all cancer patients have to receive some type of radiation treatment at some point throughout the course of their therapy. This is when high-energy radiation is used to weaken tumors and kill cancer cells either through X-rays, gamma rays or charged particles.
An angry Nigerian cancer patient once said; “We pay for cancer treatment with our lives”. Estimates show that over 100,000 Nigerians are diagnosed with cancer yearly, and a staggering 80,000 do not live to tell the story. Nigeria’s cancer death rate of 4 in every 5 affected persons is one of the worst in the world. According to WHO, 240 Nigerians die of cancer daily, 10 die every hour.
According to WHO, cervical cancer, which is fundamentally 100 percent preventable, kills at least one Nigerian woman every hour. Breast cancer kills about 40 Nigerians daily. Prostate cancer kills about 26 Nigerian men daily. These three typical cancers alone kill 90 Nigerians daily.
Because of these statistics, cancer treatment centers are beginning to spring up in present-day Nigeria. Although there are still not enough for the ever-growing population, the few ones around are capable of treating some type of cancer, if it was early detected.
Cancer Treatment Centres in Nigeria
・Genesis Specialist Hospital:
I would totally recommend this treatment center to any cancer patient living in Nigeria. They provide a developing combination of skillfully trained oncology specialists, high-tech diagnostics and convenient home-like treatment rooms.
They also boast of considerable international affiliates and specialists that will also play a role in your treatment and care. According to their page, they make sure that their patients live comfortably and conveniently despite a cancer diagnosis.
They have a team of cancer specialists (oncologists), surgeons, nurses, radiologic experts, laboratory technicians and pharmacists who will work together to ensure a peaceful treatment or surgery.
They approach with care, by listening to what is important to you, and then use their experience and skill to coordinate your care, so it works perfectly fine for you and your family.
In terms of Oncology, they have the best available treatment in the country. Depending on the diagnosis, they can provide various treatment options, which includes but not limited to:
- Chemotherapy: They use a combination of drugs to nullify cancer cells, either to cure or control cancer.
- Radiation therapy: They use different types of radiation to harmlessly and productively treat cancer.
- Surgery: They can remove the tumor and the area surrounding the tumor.
- Autologous/allogenic Bone Marrow Transplant: They do this to redeem the bone marrow that has been dismantled during cancer treatment. Also used to treat any disease that destroys or damage the bone marrow.
Located at 67 Oduduwa Crescent, Ikeja GRA, Lagos.
・Healing Stripes Cancer Screening Centre:
I would also recommend Dr. Femi Olaleye of Healing Stripes, he specializes in detecting and discovering pre-cancerous changes in the cervix, breast, oncology, radiation-oncology and prostate cancers.
Located at 14 Alhaji Masha Road, Surulere, Lagos.
・Renaissance Medical Centre:
Although Renaissance Medical Center don’t have enough machines to cure cancer, they offer flexible sigmoidoscopy, anoscopy, oncology, breast cancer screening, diagnosis and management of the disease.
Located at 8B, Elsie Femi-Pearse Street, V.I., Lagos.
・Atlantis Cancer Hospital:
Atlantis specializes in detecting pre-cancerous changes in the cervix, breast, oncology, radiation-oncology and prostate cancers. They also offer management and treatment.
Located at 15 Bourdillion Drive, Obalende, Lagos.
・Lakeshore Cancer Center
Lakeshore Cancer Center is the 1st Operational Cancer Treatment Facility in Nigeria exclusively dedicated to cancer prevention and treatment!
Located at 14, Amodu Tijani Close, Off Sanusi Fafunwa, V.I., Lagos.
Other reputable cancer treatment centers in Nigeria include:
・Marie Stopes International Organisation Nigeria (MSION)
・St. Cyril Cancer Treatment
・Primus International Super Specialty Hospital
・Divine Medical Center Ltd.
・The Bridge Clinic
Although Health Minister, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, once told The Guardian that presently there are linear accelerators for treating cancer at LUTH, UNTH, the National Hospital in Abuja, UBTH and UDUTH, Sokoto.
He also emphasized that cancer treatment facilities are available at the following locations:
- Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH),
- Idi-Araba; University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH),
- Enugu; Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH),
- Zaria; University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH),
- Benin; Othman Danfodio Teaching Hospital Sokoto (UDUTH),
- Sokoto; University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH),
- Rivers State; University College Hospital Ibadan (UCH),
- Ibadan; University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH);
- Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Gombe; and National Hospital (NHA), Abuja.