Cancer screening is a test performed to confirm and diagnose cancer, especially in its early stages. It is also a preventive measure for people who are considered to be high risk.
Cancer is often a life-threatening disease caused by the mutation of the body’s cells. Usually, these are either immature or abnormal cells that refuse to die and spread and travel through the bloodstream, leading to metastasis (the spread of cancer to other nearby organs). Cancer cells can destroy other healthy cells and produce complications that may ultimately lead to death.
In this 30 minute course; broken into bite sizes, Dr Kofi Mensah highlights the role of the pharmacist in counselling and ensuring prompt and regular cancer screening of patients and client that can help save their lives detecting the disease early.
1. What makes cancer ‘screenable’
2. Ideal cancer screening tests
3. Pitfalls of cancer screening
4. Counselling in cancer prevention
5. Strategies to improve malignancy screening and prevention
PhD, MSc., PharmD, BPharm (Hons.), FGCP, MPSGH
Lecturer, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, KNUST.
Research Fellow, Discipline of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.
Specialist Pharmacist, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi
A specialist Oncology Pharmacist at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) and adjunct lecturer at the Department of Pharmacy Practice, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) – Ghana.View full profile / courses