Healthcare, Maternal Mortality and Sexual Violence: Breast Cancer in Uganda: ADDARIOBREASTCANCERUGANDA023

Breast Cancer patient Jessy Acen, from Gulu, plays tenderly with one of her sons, Jered Kakanyero, 4, as he caresses her swollen arm and hand in Pece Vanguard, on the outskirts of Gulu, Uganda, July 23, 2013.  Jessy Acen first discovered a lump in her breast in 2009. She traveled from her home in Gulu to Mulago Hospital in the Ugandan capital of Kampala to have her diagnosis of breast cancer confirmed. She began chemotherapy soon after but, unable to afford the cost of transport the 300 km from Gulu to Kampala, she was forced to stop treatment. By the time she'd returned to Mulago in 2011 her cancer had spread to her lymph nodes, liver and lungs.

Breast Cancer patient Jessy Acen, from Gulu, plays tenderly with one of her sons, Jered Kakanyero, 4, as he caresses her swollen arm and hand in Pece Vanguard, on the outskirts of Gulu, Uganda, July 23, 2013. Jessy Acen first discovered a lump in her breast in 2009. She traveled from her home in Gulu to Mulago Hospital in the Ugandan capital of Kampala to have her diagnosis of breast cancer confirmed. She began chemotherapy soon after but, unable to afford the cost of transport the 300 km from Gulu to Kampala, she was forced to stop treatment. By the time she'd returned to Mulago in 2011 her cancer had spread to her lymph nodes, liver and lungs.