Comfort (not her real name) is 36 years old a resident of Dranya Sub County, Koboko District. She is married with 3 children. Comfort visited the one of our Integrated Sexual Reproductive Health Camps taken to one of the remote hard to reach communities in Dranya Sub County in partnership with
Reproductive Health Uganda Arua branch on 29 September 2017 at Dranya Health center III.
She revealed to the nurse during counseling
that whenever she does work or lift heavy weight, she experience lower abdominal pain associated with bleeding. She could not know what the problem is but she visited a number of health centers and received all kinds of treatment and burnt out all her resources without any improvement despite of the efforts and commitment.
Comfort was then screened for cancer and the nurse found out she has cancer of cervix. Further counseling was provided to her and referred to Koboko Health Center IV for further management. We followed comfort up, linked her up to receive treatment from Cancer Institute in Mulago.
Today, Comfort is strong, going about with her daily work and providing food, education and healthcare for her children.