Journal of Cancer and Tumor International 2020-12-01T09:22:22+00:00 Journal of Cancer and Tumor International Open Journal Systems <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Journal of Cancer and Tumor International (ISSN: 2454-7360)</strong>&nbsp;aims to publish high quality papers (<a href="/index.php/JCTI/general-guideline-for-authors">Click here for Types of paper</a>) in all areas of&nbsp;‘Cancer and&nbsp;Tumor research’. This journal facilitates the research and wishes to publish papers as long as they are technically correct, scientifically motivated. The journal also encourages the submission of useful reports of negative results. This is a quality controlled,&nbsp;OPEN&nbsp;peer reviewed, open access INTERNATIONAL journal.</p> Is the Lateral Decubitus Position Safe and Easy for Laparoscopic Distal Pancreatectomy? 2020-12-01T09:22:22+00:00 Cemil Yuksel Serdar Culcu Haydar Celasin <p><strong>Aims: </strong>In this study, we compared the results of laparoscopic distal pancreatic surgery performed in the classical supine position and lateral decubitus position.</p> <p><strong>Study Design:</strong> Retrospective cohort study.</p> <p><strong>Place and Duration of Study:</strong> The files of 12 patients who underwent laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy in the General Surgery Clinic of our hospital between January 2017 and June 2020 were found by scanning the electronic file system of the hospital.</p> <p><strong>Methodology:</strong> Patients who underwent open surgery and whose data were not available, who had distant metastases, had a history of surgery due to other malignancies and those younger than 18 years were excluded from the study. All data were collected by the data collection assistant who was a general surgery and surgical oncology specialist. Clinicopathological records, inpatient treatment epicrisis, radiological examination reports, pathology reports and demographic information of the patients were reviewed.</p> <p><strong>Results:</strong> LDP was applied to 9 (75%) patients and LDP + splenectomy procedure was applied to 3 (25%) patients. Postoperative complications were seen in 2 (12.6%) patients. The average operation time was 199.58 minutes. The amount of perioperative bleeding was 111.25 ml. The average length of stay in the hospital is 5.83 ± 0.6 days. All of the patients are alive and the mean survival time is 16.91 ± 2.38 months, with no recurrence.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion:</strong> We think that LP provides a significant advantage to the surgeon, since it provides a better viewing angle and facilitates colon mobilization and stomach retraction. This argument can be supported by more patient numbers and studies.</p> 2020-10-28T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Influence of Prostate Cancer on Erectile Dysfunction in Northern Cameroon and Its Management 2020-11-28T06:13:25+00:00 Richard Tagne Simo Carmelle Noubissie Cheunieu Mohamadou Ahmadou Erika Myriam Baiguerel Armel Hervé Nwabo Kamdje Franklin Danki Sillong Phelix Bruno Telefo <p>Due to the lack of hospitals with adequate technical platform on one hand, and high diagnostic costs that cannot be afforded most of the population, the incidence of prostate cancer in Cameroon has increased and has great impact on people’s health.</p> <p><strong>Aim: </strong>This work was undertaken with the objective to determine the impact of prostate cancer on erectile dysfunction and how to manage it.</p> <p><strong>Methodology: </strong>Sampling of the population was done in a comprehensive and non-probabilistic manner at the Urology Department of Ngaoundere Islamic Hospital, Ngaoundere, Cameroon, between June 2018 and November 2019. Of the 75 patients received, 50 of them participated in this study. Biopsies were taken from these patients to determine and confirm the form and stage of cancer followed by PSA assays. After the diagnosis was revealed, the testosterone assay was carried out in order to evaluate erectile functioning in the patients who equally completed a survey form made available to them in order to get an idea of their health history, the type of treatment followed and their lifestyle.</p> <p><strong>Results: </strong>The mean age of the patients was 67 years, with a predominance in the 60-70 age range. 85% of the patients had a Gleason score greater than or equal to 8. Of these patients, 42% had low testosterone levels (&lt; 2.3 ng/mL), resulting to lack of morning erection (66.6%), loss of sexual desire (43.9%), difficulty having a spontaneous erection (88%). On the other hand, erectile dysfunction was revealed in the prostate cancer patients with low testosterone levels, with a history of hypertention (16.6%), diabetes (28.5%) alcohol consumption (44%), tobacco smoking (41%) and having undergone as prostate cancer treatment involving transurethral resection of the prostate (80%) and orchiectomy (20%).</p> <p><strong>Conclusion</strong><strong>:</strong> The major cause of erectile dysfunction observed in patients suffering from prostate cancer in Northen Cameroon can be attributed to the evolution of the disease, as well as the health history of the patients (diabetes, hypertension).</p> 2020-11-28T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##