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Medical Knowledge: 2-Day Training Program For Gastro Intestinal Cancer

20 February 2019

ANBIIG Training Workshop Program kicked off at 1000-bed Hospital in Nay Pyi Taw on Wednesday.

The Program aims to share knowledge and exchange experience with the international experts for early diagnosis and treatment to Gastro Intestinal Cancer related cancer diseases.

Medical Superintendent, 1000-bedded General Hospital (Nay Pyi Taw), Dr. Pa Pa said “This program aims to share medical knowledge with international community. We have a lot of experience in working together with the international experts. Cooperation with ANBIIG is the first time, and we will carry out for early diagnose for stomach and intestine cancer. It also aims for our physicians to study the knowledge of medical field that have been practiced in international arena.”

This is the fifth time that the hospital has conducted cooperative program with the international organization for different subjects.

The Specialists expressed that cooperation for Gastro Intestinal Cancer could help many benefits since it is among the most common cancer cases in Myanmar.

Professor, Gastro Intestinal Department (1000-bed Hospital, Nay Pyi Taw), Dr. Chit Kyi said “Cooperation with ANBIIG aims to conduct early diagnose to cancerous condition of stomach and intestine, and provide treatment to the patients. Three types of Gastro Intestinal Cancer are among ten most common cancers in Myanmar. Among them, Stomach Cancer stands in the fourth place. Colon Cancer stands in the sixth place while the Esophageal Cancer is in the 8th place.”

The Specialist also stressed that the patients have been provided with international standard treatment with the support of medical equipment by the Government.

Head, Gastro Intestinal Department (Thingangyun General Hospital), Professor Dr. Than Than Aye said “After 2013, we have received many supports for Gastro Intestinal Department, especially the medical equipment. Previously, we didn’t think that there are many cases of stomach and intestine related cancers. But through examination, we have found out many cases. We can also provide effective treatment to the patients in cooperation with the international experts.”

The Specialists from the Nay Pyi Taw 1000-bed hospital as well as from Yamethin, Tatkone, Pyinmana, Lewe, and private hospitals and Military Hospitals are attending the 2-day workshop.  On the second day of the workshop, treatment will be provided to 10 selected patients.