Over the years, the Cancer burden has exponentially grown surpassing many killer diseases such as HIV/AIDS, putting a strain on health care systems across the globe.
In 2018 alone, cancer cases are presumed to have risen to eighteen million and killed 9.6 million people according to a September 2018 International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) press release.
Comparatively, only one million people died from HIV/Aids related illnesses in 2018 according to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/Aids (UNAIDS).
That said, only 43.8 million people were still alive within five years of being diagnosed with cancer according to the same document.
In Uganda, the situation is increasingly getting out of hand considering the fact that cancer cases rose from 5,030 to 10,017 in 2019 according to a Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) statistical fact sheet.
To appreciate this problem, I set out to meet Dr. Paul Kasenene, a seasoned nutritional
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