National Perspective – Breast Cancer: The Silent Plague

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Breast cancer in the third commonest cancer in women in Uganda.

According to the Ministry of Health, the incidence of breast cancer in Uganda doubled from 11:100,000 in 1961 to 22:100,000 in 1995.

Unfortunately the cases are often seen in late stages thus the outcome of treatment is inevitably unsatisfactory.

Uganda Radio Network’s Ruth Mubiri investigated the scourge of breast cancer in Uganda.  She speaks to the Ministry of Health for the facts of the extent of the disease, to the Uganda Women’s Cancer Support Organization on treatment and care options and to former patients on surviving the onslaught of the terrible disease.

Breast Cancer: The Silent Plague

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