Cancer Kills Special Forces Captain

RIP: Onesmus Nasasira

A Special Forces Command (SFC) officer at the rank of Captain, diagnosis buy more about Onesmus Nasasira, has Thursday morning succumbed to cancer of the kidney, Chimp Corps report.

The death follows a protracted battle with the deadly disease that saw the deceased endure grueling pain for a long time.

Medical sources told ChimpReports that contrary to reports that Nasasira succumbed to Hepatitis, “he has for a long time been struggling with cancer of the kidney” at a private medical facility in Kampala.

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His friends described him as “friendly, honest, brilliant, playful, vigilant, intelligent and decisive.”

A one Godfrey Ninsiima mourned Nasasira’s death: “It’s very sad it wouldn’t have been him at this age when everybody is expecting much from him. He was humble, generous, dedicated and God fearing officer.”

Ugandan news anchors Rosemary Nankabirwa and Francis Bbale recently succumbed to cancer.

During the funeral ceremony of Bbale, Buganda Presidential advisor, Robert Ssebunya said cancer is becoming endemic and many victims remain unaware of their condition until it’s too late.

Cancer is a disease that develops when normal body cells change and begin to grow in an abnormal and uncontrolled way. In some types of cancer the uncontrolled growth causes a lump/swelling.

In other types of cancer a large number of abnormal cells results for example in blood cancer called leukemia.

According to Dr. Joyce Balagadde, Head of Research and Training directorate at the Cancer Institute, Mulago, 60 percent of cancer types are infection related.

These include cervical cancer in women that is caused by the human papilloma virus and cacosy sarcoma among others.

“These can be cured if detected earlier and treatment taken accordingly,” said Dr. Balagadde who also doubles as the Head of Paediatrics Oncology at the institute.

Preparations for Nasasira burial will be communicated soon.


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