Person with Albinism in Kisoro Living in Fear after Failing to Go for Skin Cancer Treatment

Category : Skin Cancer | Sub Category : Treatment Posted on 2020-07-07 14:27:43


Person with Albinism in Kisoro Living in Fear after Failing to Go for Skin Cancer Treatment

Maxi, 47 years old, is a married male who hails from Bihuru village, Gasiza village, Nyakabande Subcounty, Kisoro District. He has 5 children who depend from him because Maxi is the bread winner.

He survives on casual labor as a peasant. He was first diagnosed on July 12th, 2017 from Kisoro Hospital. A sample of his muscle/specimen taken from his wound was sent to Mulago Hospital and later the results showed that he had started developing skin cancer on his hip wound in the picture below.

Sibomana with Michael
Mr. Sibomana displays the cancerous wound on his right Hip


The second confirmatory test was conducted at Mbarara Hospital when a sample was sent to Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital in 2018,  and the result was positive. Even the wound on the neck was tested at Mbarara Regional referral Hospital, and it also tested positive for Skin Cancer. The picture below shows the wound on the right part of the neck which is also cancerous.