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Byline: Flavia Lanyero
"The body is made up of small building bricks called cells. The cells have been programmed inherently, that they must grow to a certain age and size and they must die.
These cells either by an infection or genetic mutation begin to grow the wrong way. Ultimately, this cell will grow without stopping or dying and continue to accumulate and eventually form into a tumour." This is the layman definition of cancer by the Specialist Medical Oncologist at the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) Abrahams Omoding.
Dr Omoding says that for some cancers like that which affects the skin, it could take up to 10 years for the disease to manifest itself into a tumour, in most cases presenting itself when already in late stages.
For other cancers like Kaposi's Sarcoma, prostrate, cervical and Burkitt's …