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Cervical cancer awareness and screening: Hundreds sensitised, 60 screened in Kyotera District

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Kitovu Mobile Health Center staff talks to some of the women as they wait to go in the screening room. PHOTOS BY MOSES MUWULYA.

Kitovu Mobile Health Center staff  sensities some of the women who registered for screening  as they wait to enter the screening room. PHOTOS BY MOSES MUWULYA.

By Moses Muwulya,Communications Officer

Kitovu Mobile is still committed fighting cancer through massive awareness, early screening,HPV Vaccinations and provision of Hospice and Palliative Care in the Greater Masaka Region.

Yesterday,14 September, we walked this talk,sensitizing hundreds of women about cervical cancer,dispelling the myth surrounding this leading cause of cancer morbidity and mortality among  among Ugandan women.

This was in a joint medical camp organised  by Rotary Clubs of Kyotera,Masaka and Bwebajja at Kabutungi primary school in Kyotera District

Women wait for screening

Women wait for screening

At the end of the busy day,60 women were screened for cervical cancer,three of whom emerging with pre-cancerous lesions. These were referred to Kitovu Hospital for further management.

A client enters the gazetted screening room as a medic directs her.

A client enters the gazetted screening room as a medic directs her.

Joy,jubilation for those who were negative was the mood for the many mothers who never wanted to be disclosed,but they thanked Kitovu Mobile for free screening services and dislodging the myths they  hard about cancer.

“You see we get a lot of wrong information about cancer and you start living in anxiety. But when in actual sense it is not true. For example the cervical cancer screening procedure,people have a lot illusions that saw them fear to come for screening….” An excited woman notes after getting her results.

A placard guiding women where to go for cervical cancer screening services

A placard guiding women where to go for cervical cancer screening services

The camp, which had hundreds of locals gracing it, had a number of services provided by different partners.

Being a leading provider of Cancer Prevention and Palliative Care Services in the Greater Masaka Region, Kitovu Mobile dwelled on provision of free cervical cancer services and general awareness on cancer to the hundreds of locals who graced the camp.

The development leads to a total of 360 women screened of cervical cancer this year.

The development schemes to reduce on the infamous rise of advanced cancer patients who are referred to Kitovu Mobile for palliative care.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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