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13:43
13:43

Breast Cancer in Ugandan Men 7 Times Higher Than World Average -Doc 4

While globally, only one percent of the breast cancer cases are among men, Mugisha says at the cancer institute, men accounted for seven percent of the over 500 cases of breast Cancer that they recorded last year. Worse, they were all in advanced stages which many times makes them had to treat and get cured.
15:04
15:04

Researcher Recommends Regular Heart Checks for Cancer Patients 1

The study also sought to identify the impact of anthracycline therapy on heart function and reveals the therapy poses dangerous heart problems to cancer patients because it not only affects the heart function directly but also weakens the ability of the heart do adapt other ‘stressors’ later in the life for example, a major operation, pregnancy and chest radiotherapy. Dr. Zhang thereforenotes that clinicians should closely monitor the heart function of cancer patients before and after chemotherapy.
11:05
11:05

Many Cancer Patients Lose Money, Time in Shrines and Churches -UCI Official 3 1

Richard Ekwan, the health educator at Uganda Cancer Institute extends the blame to ignorance about cancer that propels many of its victims to spend money and time in shrines accusing their relatives, friends and neighbors of bewitching them.
13:11
13:11

Radiotherapy Slows Down as Mulago Closes Cancer Machine for Servicing new cancer machine 3

This TrueBeam machine which treats about 70 patients on a daily basis is just a year old having been installed in August 2020. It was procured by the government at USD 4 million, and it's more preferred by both doctors and patients than the Cobalt 60.
07:44
07:44

High Number of Cancer Patients Concealing use of Herbal Medicine Worries Experts Ministry of Health 5

Senior Oncologist Dr. Fred Okuku said it is difficult for them to ensure that patients completely stay away from alternative medicine and called for developing such medicine and taking them through proper channels to check their safety. He notes that with the effectiveness of the pumpkin, they are pushing to have this studied and documented.
17:48
17:48

Experts Push for Testing Solid Tumors Through Blood, Breastmilk and Urine Makerere University 3

The study comes amid widespread concern that over 80 per cent of the people who develop cancer only get confirmed when it’s irreversibly late. They are now testing the effectiveness of a liquid test or biopsy against the old and commonly used solid biopsy that involves taking a tissue sample directly from within a tumour.
15:49
15:49

COVID-19 Hits the Children’s Cancer Ward, Health Workers Puzzled on Way Forward cancer in children 3 1

Dr. Joyce Balagadde Kambugu, the head of the pediatric Unit told URN that as the children return after missing treatment for a long time, health workers have had to start reviews afresh and some treatment afresh since they are unaware of the effects the withdrawal has had on the patients.
13:12
13:12

Hepatitis B jab at Birth: Donors Aren’t Interested, MOH Tells Off Experts Ministry of Health 4 1

Uganda adopted the recommendation for the introduction of the at-birth vaccine in 2017, according to Dr. Rachel Beyagira, the Hepatitis B Technical Officer in the Ministry of Health. This has however remained on paper.
08:07
08:07

Man Offers Free Transport to Cancer Patients 2 5

Robinson Wece started his operations in July after realizing that the travel ban has affected the lifestyle of many people especially the sick. With clearance from Lira District Health Officer and the UCI, Wece transport patients with referral letters from Lira Regional Referral Hospital and those discharged by UCI to return home.
15:29
15:29

UCI Records 298 COVID-19 Cases among Cancer Patients, PPE Expenses Increases Tenfold Ministry of Health 1 3

Dr Nixon Niyonzima, who heads Laboratory Services at the Institute told URN this morning that they have tested about 3,000 samples where those that tested positive were immediately referred to the Mulago Hospital COVID-19 treatment centre. Of the positive, he says, 20 were children.
11:41
11:41

Ugandan Teenager Gets New Lease of Life after 14 Surgeries in Rare Cancer Battle 4 2 Top story

Brian Walusimbi, the Director of the Children’s cancer home recalls telling his colleagues that the new patient would not make it till morning. She was screaming in pain.
12:13
12:13

Number of Women Screening for Cervical Cancer Decreasing-UCI Rubaga Hospital 2

According to officials from UCI, in the last six months, they have screened only 10 women who were referred from several health centers. Previously, they would screen up to 100 women on a daily basis five days a week
15:49
15:49

Cancer to Kill More as Covid-19 Forces Doctors to Delay Therapy Cancer in Uganda 1 2

According to doctors from the Uganda Cancer Institute, cancer patients who now test positive for the disease are given a minimum of 14 days to recuperate from COVID-19 before starting or resuming treatment. Such delays will likely lead to an increase in cancer related deaths
18:45
18:45

Three Men Diagnosed With Breast Cancer Every Month; Beer-drinkers at Risk Uganda NCD Allaince 2

However, not many men examine their breasts and yet some are engaged in behaviors that predispose them to the disease including high alcohol consumption and minimal physical activity
20:13
20:13

Only 30% of Cancer in Children Diagnosed in Uganda - UCI cancer detection 3

Dr. Jackson Orem, Senior Consultant Oncology and UCI Executive Director says the cancer prevention efforts, community sensitization and mobilization must be increased in Uganda to fight against cancer among children.
19:56
19:56

Only Two Childhood Cancer Doctors at Mulago cancer in children 2

Balagadde who had for many years worked alone says the institute has been working to improve their human resource especially as they expect to have up to 2000 children reporting annually. Recently they increased nurses in her department from 15 to 23.
15:14
15:14

UCI Starts Installing Uganda’s First Linac Radiotherapy Machine 2 1

The machine, known as the true beam linear accelerator (Linac), is the first of its kind in Africa and has been acquired through a government of Uganda funding amounting to USD 4 million (14.7 billion Shillings). The equipment adds to two already existing Cobalt radiotherapy machines which have been serving up to 150 people each day.
17:30
17:30

UCI Wants Cuba to Help in Radiotherapy, Anti-Cancers Manufacturing 2

UCI Executive Director Dr. Jackson Orem who received the delegation said this was the second time the ambassador was visiting having last visited two years ago to explore possibilities of Uganda using the country's advancements in cancer care.
12:43
12:43

Ugandan Voted to Lead International Cancer Organization childhood cancers 2 1

She told URN in an interview that her focus at the global body will be highlighting key issues that are unique to Africa which are deterring many children from surviving from cancer. While in many western countries, survival from children cancer is to the highs of 80%, the World Health Organization has set an overall objective to improve survival from all cancers affecting children to 60% by 2030 but Balagadde says in some parts of Africa, survival goes to as low as 10%.
15:08
15:08

Cancer Institute Embarks on Study to Evaluate Access to Essential Drugs 3

In an interview with URN, Dr. Joyce Balagadde kambugu who heads the childhood cancers department at the UCI said after the study which is currently recruiting participants ends around August next year, they will have a hint on why the country still has more than 50% of children who get cancer die yet the disease is highly curable among children elsewhere.
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