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Police officer battles uterine cancer

By Carol Natukunda

Added 4th February 2017 12:53 PM

Her older sister Harriet Lunyolo told New Vision that Khanakwa’s illness started with a heavy menstrual flow.

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Her older sister Harriet Lunyolo told New Vision that Khanakwa’s illness started with a heavy menstrual flow.

A 29-year-old police officer is battling uterine sarcoma, a cancer that affects supporting tissues of the uterus.

Jackline Khanakwa, the Officer in Charge of Old Mulago Police Station has been bedridden since April 2016.

The mother of two is currently admitted at the Uganda Cancer Institute.

Her older sister Harriet Lunyolo told New Vision that Khanakwa’s illness started with a heavy menstrual flow.

“It was like the usual menstrual blood at first. But it kept on increasing and it was nonstop. That is when she knew something was wrong. One sanitary towel would fill up in barely minutes. She failed to report to work because the blood was just too much,” Lunyolo recalls of her sister’s predicament.

At the time Khanakwa was stationed at Kajjansi Police Station. She sought medical treatment from Entebbe Hospital.

“A scan revealed that there was a swollen part on the uterus and the doctors suspected she had fibroids. An operation was carried out and she hoped she would be fine. But the bleeding has not stopped to-date,” Lunyolo reveals.
 
Kampala Metropolitan spokesperson Emilian Kayima said the Police welfare department would assist her but could not reveal details. “We at individual and group levels are also doing many things,” Kayima added.

Khanakwa’s fellow police officers colleagues have since launched a frantic fundraising campaign to help her meet the hospital bills.

Are you a Good Samaritan out there? Help make a difference in this young woman’s life. Her account details are: Khanakwa Jackline; Account No. 018 708 006 1061; Diamond Trust Bank; Mbale Branch.

Or call the fundraising coordinator ASP Deogratious Kiberu on 0759 450785/0779 450785 for details.
 

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