Melanoma: A rising aggressive type of skin cancer

Source: The New Times, February 2022

As we commemorated the World Cancer Day on February 4 as a day for raising awareness to early detection, prevention and treatment of cancer, it is also a time for everyone to reflect on how far we have advanced in the management of many types of cancers and appreciate that cancer is no longer the end of life or hope in Rwanda.

Public awareness has been done for most common cancers such as breast cancers, cervical cancers in various ways, and this has undoubtedly led to a positive response with people presenting early to hospitals with curable cancer stages. This outcome is also greatly attributed to the availability of the high-level equipment for early detection of these cancers, access to radiation therapy, and experts in cancer treatment.