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
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.
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.
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.