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Female cancer survivors ask men for more support


Uganda Cancer Institute

Female cancer survivors in the country are asking men to always be by their side during times of suffering and treating the disease to make them feel support by their loved ones. Speaking to Josephine Bamuwambye one of the cancer survivors, she revealed that many male spouses drop their wives when they discover that they are suffering from cancer leaving them to lift the burden of treating the disease alone which at times has seen some of the women lose their lives due to stress adding that it gives them more comfort to have their men support them in the whole process since they are also victims of the disease.
Josephine who was suffering from breast cancer has managed to live for over seven years now ever since she was diagnosed and treated and now feels happy that she is alive and encourage all Ugandans to always test for cancer for early treatment in case they test positive.
Uganda is one of the countries in the world with the fastest growing population and consequently increasing cancer incidences with reports from the cancer mobile center released in April 2014 indicating 30,000 patients attending the clinics with28,000 new patient admissions per year and a current total of 10,000 active patients on the programme representing approximately 4% of all diagnosed cancers in the country.

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