3C Children Caring about Cancer

In Uganda, one of the main barriers to treatment of childhood cancer is the limited awareness of the disease, meaning that it often goes undiagnosed or will be misdiagnosed as another illness. However, with early diagnosis and proper treatment, between 70 and 85% of many childhood cancers can be cured. We believe that the key to maximizing diagnosis is for people to be well educated about the risk factors and symptoms of the disease. To this end, we have set up a variety of education and awareness programs, targeting people in schools and villages across the country. We also work, through our Children Caring About Cancer (3C) program, to empower youth to become advocates for cancer control and management in their own communities.