Modern cancer treatment available in Bangladesh

Says Prof Sk Golam Mostofa, Radiation Oncologist and Director, National Institute of Cancer Research and Hospital, in an interview with The Guardian.

Prof Sk Golam Mostofa, Radiation Oncologist and Director, National Institute of Cancer Research and Hospital, says in an interview with The Guardian.

Cancer is a deadly disease. The number of cancer patients is going up day by day. Deaths from the chronic illness are also on the rise in Bangladesh like in other countries across the world.

Until a few years before, people used to say that there was no answer of cancer. But the situation has been changed with the invention of modern technologies and treatment of the disease.

Medical experts now say over half of the cancer cases are preventable by adopting something and avoiding some others and most of the rest cases are curable if the disease is detected at the early stage.

The treatment facilities in Bangladesh are satisfactory, observe physicians adding every modern technology and medicine are available here to ensure standard treatment.

To know the issues in detail, The Guardian talks with Professor Dr Sheikh Golam Mostofa, Radiation Oncologist and Director at National Institute of Cancer Research and Hospital.

The video interview was taken in early December 2013 at his office at Mohakhali in Dhaka.