Each year, around 98,200 people are diagnosed with some type of cancer in the Philippines. And every year, around 59,000 die due to the same because cancer is a disease of the cells in the body.
It is not just one condition. There are many different types of cancer that arise from different types of cells which behave abnormally and multiply out of control. Some cancers are more serious than others, while some are more easily treated and have a better prognosis. In each case, it is important to know exactly what type of cancer has developed and how large it has become. It is also helpful to know whether the cancer has spread, and how well it responds to treatment.
Hence, the Metro Pacific Hospital Holdings, Inc., in partnership with the Riverside Medical Center, Inc. established the RIVERSIDE BACOLOD CANCER CARE CENTER. The Cancer Care Center is situated at the FHM area, adjacent to the Riverside College, Inc. It is the first of its kind in the entire region. Manned by highly skilled medical personnel specializing in cancer medicine, the Riverside Bacolod Cancer Care Center features Consultation, Radiation Therapy, Brachytherapy, and Survivorship Counselling among others, all in a bid to help Negrenses fight the Big C!