Cancer Patients In Uganda Face Late Diagnoses, Lack Of Treatment, IPS Reports
Inter Press Service: Uganda Ill-Equipped for Growing Cancer Burden
“…While the East African country had huge success in the battle against the HIV virus in the 1990s, cervical and other cancers are the new health crises gripping the developing nation. One in 500 Ugandans suffers from cancer. But only five percent of patients will get any form of treatment, facing an often tortuous death. … In Uganda, cancer is usually diagnosed quite late, due to poor screening and lack of health services. According to the country’s Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI), 80 percent of sufferers die because of late diagnosis…” (Fallon, 7/25).