One More Specialist: Meet Your Clinical Oncologist
Cancer patients in Laikipia County can now breathe a sigh of relief as the Nanyuki Teaching and Referral Hospital now has a clinical oncology specialist.
This marks a milestone for patients who have had to travel long distances in search of cancer treatment and care.
The specialist's arrival comes two years after the launch of the cancer care clinic at the facility. Patients will now have access to oncologist services, a strategic step toward combating the disease in our county.
Dr. Juliet Maina, a clinical oncologist, joins a growing team of dedicated specialists in the county. Dr. Juliet previously worked as a medical officer at NTRH but left to pursue further studies at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. She is now back, expertly trained, and with diverse skills in the provision of cancer care services.
Dr. Juliet specializes in cancer screening and non-surgical cancer treatments like radiotherapy and systemic therapies such as chemotherapy, which inhibit cancer cell multiplication. Her role will entail making diagnoses, discussing treatment options with patients, organizing and supervising the treatment process, and monitoring patients' post-treatment progress.
Plans are underway to start systemic chemotherapy sessions from early next year.