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Women in Busoga demand cancer screening at lower health facilities

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Women in the Busoga region want screening for both cervical cancer and breast cancer extended to lower health facilities. They say that the lack of screening services has left many women to die silently without intervention. Jinja hospital conducts a weekly breast and cervical cancer clinic …

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Breast cancer in men

Why is it more aggressive than in women? Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | Experts at the Uganda Cancer Institute have come out to warn that although breast cancer is common in women, men can also get it and it is more aggressive. Dr. Noleb Mugisha, an oncologist who heads …

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Breast cancer overtakes lung cancer as world’s commonest

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Breast cancer has overtaken lung cancer as the world’s most commonly diagnosed cancer, the World Health Organization has revealed in a new statement released in the lead to World Cancer Day marked today globally. Breast cancer among women accounted for 11.7 per cent of the …

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AI beats human breast cancer diagnosis

Paris, France | AFP | A computer programme can identify breast cancer from routine scans with greater accuracy than human experts, researchers said in what they hoped could prove a breakthrough in the fight against the global killer. Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in women, with more …

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Breast cancer screening

3-D mammograms are popular, but are they better than 2-D?  In recent years, women getting a mammogram have had a new decision to make: 2-D or 3-D? Some breast-care centers have touted the newer 3-D mammography technology as more accurate. But while initial research suggests that it may be a …

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Cancers killed 22,000 Ugandans in 2018 -MOH

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Close to 22,000 people succumbed to different cancers over the last one year. This is according to records from the Uganda Cancer Institute head office in Kampala. The Kampala Cancer Register shows that 32,617 new cases were recorded in 2018. This indicates at least 350 …

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Breast cancer seen as leading killer among Rwandan women

Rwanda’s Ministry of Health through Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC) in partnership with Society for Family Health (SFH) are asking Rwanda women to step forward and test for breast cancer, writes Susan Babijja. Statistics indicate that cases of cancer are increasing being registered at Kigali University Teaching Hospital (CHUK). So far …

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