Experts call for plan to combat rise in thyroid cancer cases
April 21 2019 01:38 AM
A view of the gathering.

The two-day Thyroid Cancer Conference, organised by Qatar Cancer Society (QCS) under the theme “Present Standards and New Perspectives”, concluded yesterday.
Participants at the conference discussed reasons for the marked increase in the incidence of thyroid cancer in the last three years, as the number of infected in 2015 was 51 patients, while about 110 recorded in 2018, an increase of more than 100%.
Participants agreed on establishing a plan to implement the programme of early detection of thyroid cancer in co-operation with the health authorities in Qatar.
Thyroid Cancer Conference witnessed the participation of 1,200 specialists from a number of Arab and foreign countries such as Austria, Oman, Kuwait, in addition to the participation of a number of authorities in Qatar, including the Ministry of Public Health, Hamad Medical Corporation and Qatar Doctor’s Society.
The conference is part of QCS’ keenness to keep abreast of the global medical developments in order to reduce the spread of the disease in Qatar and to provide all necessary resources and support to combat them.
Dr Osama al-Homsi, chairman, HMC’s National Center for Cancer Care and Research Hematology and Oncology, said that the conference discussed the important issue of increasing the incidence of thyroid cancer, which came at a very important time as Qatar seeks to intensify its efforts in the health sector to
control the incidence of cancer in general.
In remarks to reporters, he pointed out that the health authorities in Qatar have provided all the diagnostic and treatment methods of surgical and pharmacological treatment, adding that there are efforts for the reduction of cancer diseases, either by prevention or treatment. (QNA)

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