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SOUTH ASIAN UPDATE: AN UPDATE
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 227-228

Pediatric oncology services in Nepal


1 Department of Oncology, Kanti Children's Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal
2 Department of Medical Oncology, Max Super-Specialty Hospital, New Delhi, India
3 Department of Paediatric Oncology, Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Correspondence Address:
Kailash Prasad Sah
Department of Oncology, Kanti Children's Hospital, Kathmandu
Nepal
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DOI: 10.4103/2278-330X.142987

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Cancer in children is one of the emerging noncommunicable diseases in Nepal with significant morbidity and mortality. Significant efforts are being made at the government and nongovernment level to provide awareness, early diagnosis, and effective treatment to improve the cure rate of children with cancer. The major challenges include: lack of education, late diagnosis, advanced disease at presentation, financial problems, geographical and transportation difficulties, and inconsistent supply of chemotherapy medicines.


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