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Int J Radiat Res 2022, 20(3): 715-717 Back to browse issues page
Radiation therapy in Nepal: Current status and future priorities
S. Thakur, A. Kumar Thakur, S. Chawla
Department of Radiation Oncology, Chitwan Medical College, Bharatpur, Nepal , drsubhashonco@gmail.com
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Radiation Therapy is a critical component of cancer treatment. During the course of their illness, at least half of cancer patients will require radiotherapy. It is primarily used as an adjuvant treatment after surgery, as a definitive treatment in inoperable tumors, and it also plays an important role in palliative care, such as pain management. Because establishing a radiation facility is a large undertaking, low-income countries such as Nepal have few radiation facilities. People must travel for hours to get to the closest Radiation Therapy Center, and hospitals are congested, so treatment takes months. Disease progression and untimely cancer mortality occur as a result of the delay in treatment and the paucity of standard radiation facilities. The purpose of this research is to determine the current state of radiation therapy infrastructures, human resources, and educational institutions, as well as to establish future development priorities.
Keywords: Radiation therapy, low-income country, Nepal.
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Type of Study: Short Report | Subject: Radiation Biology
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Thakur S, Kumar Thakur A, Chawla S. Radiation therapy in Nepal: Current status and future priorities. Int J Radiat Res. 2022; 20 (3) :715-717
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Volume 20, Issue 3 (7-2022) Back to browse issues page
International Journal of Radiation Research
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