Cancer Surgery Bahamas
Dr. Wesley P. Francis is a graduate of the University of the West Indies (Mona).
He did his surgical residency at Wayne State University (Detroit, MI) and completed a Surgical Oncology Fellowship at Tom Baker Cancer Center in Calgary Alberta.
He is currently a Consultant Surgical Oncologist at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Nassau Bahamas where he also serves as the Director of Operating Room.
He also serves as the Director of the Bahamas National Cancer Registry.
Cancer Surgery Bahamas is a surgical oncology practice but also provides advance laparoscopic surgery services and General Surgery. We provide careful and empathetic approach to care with a focus on quality. Good patient outcomes is what drives our practice as we strive for excellence to offer value to our patients.
Surgical oncologists are general surgeons who have completed an additional two to three years of fellowship training at a Cancer Center in order to diagnose, biopsy and surgically treat cancers. Improved surgical outcomes and increased survival has been shown in patients who choose their care by a Surgical Oncologist.
See abstract of article from the US Department of Health and Human Services – National Institutes of Health website
Mechanisms of Improved Outcomes for Breast Cancer between Surgical Oncologists and General Surgeons
“When you first hear about it, you start saying, what would happen to your kids, what would happen to your wife, what would happen to your family? And all these things, so many questions come to you and the best thing that helps is to have a lot of people around you, as much people as possible. It is not easy to go through. But you did. You beat it.”
“Cancer has taught me most of all to live life to the fullest every day, one day at a time. do what’s best for your family and always try to be positive and live your life to its fullest.”
“As you receive those treatments, don’t think of anything negative. Stay from around negative people, negative thinking, negative thoughts. Just think on a positive mental attitude. Give God thanks, and you will make it. I made it.”
“It’s okay for you to feel discouraged. It’s okay for you to cry. It’s okay for you to feel hurt and bad all of those emotions are part of it. It’s just that when you realize that you’re in that state, don’t stay there. Use that time to heal. Use that time to bring yourself back up and just think of ways that you can motivate yourself.” that this isn’t going to happen all the time and it’s not going to last forever.”
“I think just being in that moment and just realizing that each day that you have is precious and to acknowledge it, good or bad, know that on the bad days, keep telling yourself that this isn’t going to happen all the time and it’s not going to last forever.”