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Mammacare Medical Mission 2015

Breast cancer is the third commonest cancer in Ugandan women. Although incidence is highest in developed regions, mortality rate due to breast cancer has steadfastly remained much higher in less developed countries. Although there is a behemoth of contributing factors lack of knowledge and prevalent competing alternate beliefs contribute significantly to the typical late presentation and subsequent poor out comes (Grady & Bakyawa, 2013; Obaikol, 2010)

Important Statistics

1 in 5 cancer patients has breast cancer
450,000 death per year - Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer mortality in Africa
Most patients present with advanced disease
<50% awareness of breast cancer risk factors

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Newsletter Issue 3: Summer 2011

The Martyrs of Uganda (St. Charles Lwanga and Companions)

Worldwide, the Catholic Church marks June 3rd as the feast of St. Charles Lwanga and Companions, the martyrs of Uganda, East Africa. St. Charles Lwanga is singled out because of his leading role as a catechist and animators of the martyrs. He even baptized some of them.

Why a Mother's Happiness Matters

When we examine all the responsibilities that come with being a mother, can we really expect her to be happy? Maybe we're asking for too much. And yet, happiness is important. Generally, happiness benefits not only individuals, but communities and the society at large.

How to Protect Your Child from Abuse and Neglect

The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is mandated by Illinois law to maintain a 24 hour Child abuse and Neglect Hotline, 1-800-25-abuse or 1-800-252-2873 to receive reports from the public and from mandated professionals about abuse and neglect of children.


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