Breast cancer: Screen early, live longer

When you are told that you have breast cancer, it is devastating news and the treatment can be a traumatising experience.  But I want tell people that it does not mean you are going to die; most people are scared of going for breast cancer checkups and testing, which is so dangerous.   These are the words of 55-year-old Evelyn Kamagaju Rutagwenda, a breast cancer survivor. Unlike Kamagaju not many people survive breast cancer because of fear to go for early testing.  As Rwanda joins the rest of the world to mark the Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the problem of breast cancer continues to take a toll on the country’s health sector. Sensitisation and awareness remain a big challenge, with many cases of cancer which could be treated in early stages, not being detected early enough.  
The New Times
Doreen Umutesi