A patient is pictured before a mammography, on October 9, 2017 at the Paoli-Calmette institute, a fight against cancer regional centre.  / AFP PHOTO / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT        (Photo credit should read ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)

Hundreds screened for cancer at the tax appreciation week

By Moses Kidandi

Hundred of people have flocked the Kololo Independence grounds to take advantage of free screening and treatment of different types of cancers.

One  hundred and forty four out of two hundred people registered have been screened.

The cases being screened include cervical,breast and prostate cancer,how ever huge numbers being registered are those of women..

 The week long activities that that kicked off on Thursday at Kololo independence grounds are running under the  theme  “Stronger Together”, are  aimed at  giving  a platform to government agencies and ministries to showcase what they have been doing with the taxes payers money.

Christine Namulindwa the spokes person of the Uganda cancer institute says they are targeting men between the age of 40 to 45 years and above who  are most victims,Namulindwa says all suspected cases are being isolated and given treatment for free.