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Success! Nagasha from Uganda raised $187 to fund a mass removal.

Nagasha
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  • $187 raised, $0 to go
$187
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Nagasha's treatment was fully funded on December 18, 2019.

Photo of Nagasha post-operation

November 25, 2019

Nagasha underwent a mass removal.

Nagasha received a successful treatment of excision due to fibro adenoma of the left thigh and he is doing well as he has been set free from the disfigurement. We hope that he will get a better life style in movements as he continues to study for a better future.

Nagasha’s mother says, “I am thankful as my son has been treated under SAFE Program. May you be blessed for the well work done and I hope that he continues with schooling after fully recovery and I with cultivation.”

Nagasha received a successful treatment of excision due to fibro adenoma of the left thigh and he is doing well as he has been set free from...

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October 11, 2019

Nagasha is a young child from Uganda. He is the last born in a family of 5. His mother is a small scale farmer while his father is a security guard at Rukungiri high school.

Nagasha was born with a swelling in his thigh. This disfigurement has brought him discomfort and it hurts him when he goes to school.

Nagasha traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On October 15, surgeons will remove the mass. Now, Nagasha needs help to raise $187 to fund this procedure.

Nagasha’s father says “I am really hoping that you will restore my hope because I had no idea on how I could get money for my child’s surgery. I hope that he gets better soon and continues with his education.”

Nagasha is a young child from Uganda. He is the last born in a family of 5. His mother is a small scale farmer while his father is a securit...

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Nagasha's Timeline

  • October 11, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 15, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nagasha 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.

  • October 20, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nagasha's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 25, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Nagasha's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 18, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nagasha's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 2 donors

Funded by 2 donors

Treatment
Mass Excision
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $187 for Nagasha'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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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.