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Kyatusiimire from Uganda raised $196 to fund a mass excision.

Kyatusiimire
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  • $196 raised, $0 to go
$196
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Kyatusiimire's treatment was fully funded on June 17, 2021.
July 8, 2021

Kyatusiimire did not yet undergo her mass removal.

Our medical partner just shared with us that Kyatusiimire has decided to try herbal medicine to treat her condition before having surgery. She has started this and is feeling a bit better. She would like to pass the opportunity to be supported someone else in need.

Our medical partner just shared with us that Kyatusiimire has decided to try herbal medicine to treat her condition before having surgery. S...

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May 10, 2021

Kyatusiimire is a farmer and mother of five from Western Uganda. She came to Nyakibale hospital with a lipoma that has caused her discomfort for nearly 2 years. She was managing the pain with pain medication but recently, the pain has become more severe. Doctors advise that she needs to undergo surgery to remove the mass. Kyatusiime hopes treartment will help her to finally get well and resume her work with ease.

On May 11th, surgeons will remove the mass. Now, Kyatusiimire needs help to raise $196 to fund this procedure.

Kyatusiime shared, “I hope that with this surgery, I will be relieved from pain and continue with farming to sustain my family.”

Kyatusiimire is a farmer and mother of five from Western Uganda. She came to Nyakibale hospital with a lipoma that has caused her discomfort...

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Kyatusiimire's Timeline

  • May 10, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Kyatusiimire was submitted by Edward Mugane, Impact Assessment Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • May 11, 2021
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Kyatusiimire was scheduled to receive treatment at Karoli Lwanga Hospital, Nyakibale in Uganda. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • May 13, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kyatusiimire's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 8, 2021
    FUNDING ENDED

    Kyatusiimire is no longer raising funds.

  • July 8, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kyatusiimire's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

Funded by 2 donors

Funded by 2 donors

Treatment
Mass Excision
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $196 for Kyatusiimire's treatment
Hospital Fees
$95
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$29
Supplies
$28
Labs
$34
Other
$10
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

Broadly speaking, masses come in two types: benign (not cancer) and malignant (cancer). The types of tumors are many and could range from osteosarcoma of the jaw (a bone tumor) to thyroid enlargement to breast lump to lipoma (benign fat tumor), among others. The symptoms vary depending on the type of tumor. Not all tumors, cancerous or benign, show symptoms. A common benign tumor, such as a lipoma (fatty tumor), may cause local pressure and pain, or may be disfiguring and socially stigmatizing. An ovarian mass may be benign or cancerous and may cause pain, bleeding, or, if malignant, death.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

If the tumor is cancerous, it is usually aggressive and invasive. If not treated (like certain skin cancers, for example) there could be great tissue destruction, pain, deformity, and ultimately death.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Due to lack of accessibility to treatment facilities, some of the patients have lived with masses for a long time. Access to medical facilities is difficult for people living in remote parts of Uganda.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

The patient is usually admitted for three days. They undergo three- to five-hour surgery depending on the location of the mass and whether it's cancerous. After surgery, they are continuously monitored in the wards.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

In the case of cancer, the procedure can be life-saving. In the case of benign tumors, patients can be free of pain or social stigma.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

If the tumor is cancerous, the surgeon will only try to remove it if the procedure would be curative. If cancer has already spread, then surgery cannot help. Most of these surgeries are not very risky.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

There are few qualified facilities and surgeons to perform this procedure.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

Alternatives depend on the type of tumor. If the tumor is cancerous, chemotherapy may help, but that treatment is even less available than surgery. If the tumor is benign, it depends on the condition but just watching the mass would be one option.

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