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Success! Sabayido from Uganda raised $196 to fund a lipoma removal on his head.

Sabayido
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  • $196 raised, $0 to go
$196
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Sabayido's treatment was fully funded on December 24, 2020.

Photo of Sabayido post-operation

October 18, 2020

Sabayido underwent a lipoma removal on his head.

Sabayido had a successful excision treatment due to his lipoma. He is doing so much better with no disfigurement and has comfort now. He’s feeling that he will live a better life and finally has peace of mind.

Sabayido told us, “I thank you very much for your kind support for my surgery. Thanks for relieving me of this condition. I hope to continue with farming and continue to look for other jobs for my qualifications.”

Sabayido had a successful excision treatment due to his lipoma. He is doing so much better with no disfigurement and has comfort now. He's f...

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August 11, 2020

Sabayido is a small-scale farmer from Uganda. He is married with three children, all in school studying in fourth grade, second grade, and preschool. His wife is a secretary at Teachers’ Sacco while he does small-scale farming. Sabayido finished his first degree in 2001 at Kyamboga University in Industrial Art and pursued a bachelors degree in Development Studies but he is still hasn’t been able to find employment in this field.

Sabayido presented at the hospital with a swelling on his forehead that he has had for over a year. On August 11th, surgeons will remove the mass. Now, Sabayido needs help to raise $196 to fund this procedure.

Sabayido says, “I look forward to smiling after the relief of this disfigurement and I will continue with farming and look for other work as well.”

Sabayido is a small-scale farmer from Uganda. He is married with three children, all in school studying in fourth grade, second grade, and p...

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Sabayido's Timeline

  • August 11, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 11, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sabayido's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 18, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sabayido 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 18, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Sabayido's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 24, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sabayido's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

Treatment
Mass Excision
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $196 for Sabayido'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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