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Fighting cancer amidst poverty

The political elite have not understood what the poor ordinary people go through because they are not treated in Uganda Kampala, Uganda | MUBATSI ASINJA HABATI | When Zebiya Kabugho’s became diseased in 2020, she travelled about 300km from Rwenzori Mountains to the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) where she was …

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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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Radiotherapy slows as UCI closes cancer machine for routine servicing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There was a slowdown of radiotherapy services at the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) on Wednesday creating panic among patients that the machines could have broken down, once again. While URN later learnt from the administrators that the newly acquired TrueBeam linear accelerator was down for …

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Uganda improves cancer health care as cases surge

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda on Thursday said it is continuing to decentralize cancer health care in the country as cases are on the increase. The Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) in a statement said there is an increasing burden of cancer. “It is estimated that for every 100 new …

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UCI records 298 Covid-19 cases among cancer patients

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) has had 298 of its patients test positive for Covid-19. These were identified through an initiative that requires everyone seeking cancer treatment to first undertake a Covid-19 PCR test. Dr Nixon Niyonzima who heads laboratory services at the Institute told …

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Number of women screening for cervical cancer decreasing – UCI

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The number of women screening for cervical cancer has reduced. This is according to doctors from the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI). According to officials from UCI, in the last six months, they have screened only 10 women who were referred from several health centers. Previously, …

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