This Woman's Husband Left Her Because She Has Breast Cancer

Where in the world is a cancer diagnosis seen as more of a death sentence than an AIDS diagnosis is?

Uganda, where access to health care is limited and misinformation is rampant. Jessy, a mother of two, was abandoned by her husband after her diagnosis. The 30-year-old tells The New York Times that many in her country believe cancer can be transmitted by mosquito bite, like malaria.

When she was diagnosed, her husband left her to fend for herself, in a country where there are many obstacles to getting treatment. Heartbreaking.

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