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Medical physicists ask for recognition as cancer cases surge

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Radiation therapy is effective in management of various types of cancers, but Uganda is short of personnel who should ensure that it does not harm patients. Effective cancer treatment requires radiation oncology medical physicists, but Uganda like many of the African countries has very few …

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80 percent of childhood cancers misdiagnosed-medics

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 80 percent of all childhood cancers are misdiagnosed according to medics at the Uganda Cancer Institute. They say that most childhood cancers cannot be diagnosed by health workers in lower health facilities and as a result, children are subjected to treatment regimens …

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Obesity-linked cancers on the rise in young adults

Paris, France | AFP | A sharp increase in the rate of obesity-linked cancers among young adults in the United States could foreshadow a reversal in the overall decline in cancer mortality, researchers warned Monday. In a sweeping study covering two-thirds of the US population, they showed that half a dozen …

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