I narrowly survived a hysterectomy - Laker

Joyce Laker started chemotherapy on April 6, 2011. PHOTO | BEATRICE NAKIBUUKA

What you need to know:

  • A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the womb. That is what a doctor told the then 29-year-old Joyce Laker. On the day of the surgery, another specialist reviewed her case and recommended chemotherapy instead, writes Beatrice Nakibuuka.

Joyce Laker was diagnosed with cervical cancer in January 2011. The social worker and resident of Gulu is a navigator of Uganda Women Cancer Support Organisation (UWOCASO) in Gulu region, particularly Lacor Hospital. 

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