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Success! Kabududu from Uganda raised $187 to fund a mass removal from her breast.

Kabududu
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  • $187 raised, $0 to go
$187
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Kabududu's treatment was fully funded on March 31, 2020.

Photo of Kabududu post-operation

March 12, 2020

Kabududu underwent a mass removal from her breast.

Kabududu successfully received an excision treatment due to a mass in her left breast. She says she now feels much better and doesn’t have any other major current difficulty. Our medical partner expects a quick recovery for her.

Kabududu shared, “I am so happy for having seen my surgery done with your support. I had lost hope over time but am so happy that my health is now fine under your support. I will continue with my farming.”

Kabududu successfully received an excision treatment due to a mass in her left breast. She says she now feels much better and doesn’t have a...

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February 10, 2020

Kabududu is a farmer from Uganda. She is a widow after her husband passed away in 2005, leaving her with three young children. Now, one is a bodaboda cyclist driver and the younger one is still in school. Her only daughter completed senior four schooling but dropped from there since she couldn’t afford the costs of her school fees. Kabududu earns a living through practicing small-scale farming

Kabududu reported a left breast mass for three months now. The mass is painful to the touch and might cause more pain as it grows bigger.

Kabududu traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On February 11th, surgeons will remove the mass. Now, Kabududu needs help to raise $187 to fund this procedure.

Kadududu says, “I hope for the best out of my surgery and to regain a happy life after I have fully recovered.”

Kabududu is a farmer from Uganda. She is a widow after her husband passed away in 2005, leaving her with three young children. Now, one is a...

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Kabududu's Timeline

  • February 10, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Kabududu was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Uganda.

  • February 11, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kabududu received treatment at Karoli Lwanga Hospital, Nyakibale. 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.

  • February 17, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kabududu's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 12, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kabududu's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • March 31, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kabududu's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

Treatment
Mass Excision
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $187 for Kabududu's treatment
Hospital Fees
$96
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$29
Supplies
$28
Labs
$34
  • 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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