Former senior Features Editor at Uganda’s Number one Tabloid is battling deadly cancer at Mulago Cancer Ward. Hassan Mutuhe who worked for The Pepper Publications publishers of The Red Pepper for some good years as Features Editor and writer is hospitalised at Mulago cancer institute fighting for his life having been diagnosed with deadly rectal/colon cancer.
Hassan, a Makerere university graduate left The Red Pepper in 2012 and went to Rwanda for greener pastures.
Though not so much is known about his career in Rwanda, Hassan was one of the best writers around.
“Those of you who would like to check on us, we are in Mulago Cancer Institute, New building 6th floor room 4,” a sister said.
His mother also lost the battle to same disease last year.
Friends and former workmates have organised a fundraising drive to raise money to save him and for any contribution, it can passed onto his sister Sauda Mutuhe on +256772458897 and any contribution is welcome.
What is Rectal/Colon Cancer?
Colon and rectal cancer, collectively known as colorectal cancer, have many similar characteristics and will be discussed as one cancer type in this section.
Colorectal cancer is currently the third most common cancer in both men and women. Incidence and mortality rates have been declining since the 1980s, partially due to improvements in screening and prevention. In 2016, the American Cancer Society estimates that there will be approximately 95,270 new cases diagnosed and 49,190 deaths due to colorectal cancer globally.
In the early stages of the disease, colorectal cancer symptoms may be minimal, or not present at all. As the disease progresses, symptoms may increase in quantity and degree of severity. Because colorectal cancer symptoms often do not present themselves until the disease has progressed past the initial stage, regular screening is recommended, and should be part of a continued health plan for anyone over 50.