Doctors call for free cancer treatment in Uganda

80% of cancer patients die within a year of being diagnosed in the East African country

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Oncologists in Uganda are calling for free treatment for cancer patients as a remedy to the high cancer-related mortality rates.

The executive director of Uganda Cancer Institute Dr Jackson Orem says that due to the expensive nature of the treatment, 80% of cancer patients die within a year of being diagnosed.

The oncologists are attending an international conference of Cancer and palliative care in Munyonyo, Kampala, reported NTV.

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