Medical translations and interpretations by Mpasua Msonobari

2. Translating Adventures with The Cancer Board

Have you ever heard of the Union of International Cancer Control? If you haven’t heard of them, then let me be the first one to tell you about this incredible organization. Their slogan is ‘global cancer control’ and they have 770 member organizations from 155 countries! Tell me how many organizations have such a truly global presence? Not many.
 Tragically, cancer seems to be on the rise these days. Maybe you have lost a loved one through cancer. It’s sad. Our hearts go out to all who have been affected by cancer. This is why the work that UICC does is so important. I kept thinking about it as I translated and proofread about 50,000 words within 30 days. The content was about Cancer types and its control measures.
It wasn’t easy work. Sometimes, I could spend 5 hours on 1 page with technical terms but I eventually pulled through. Such work is highly rewarding because it takes on a life of its own when you are doing it. In other words, it pulls or pushes you along. You get caught in its beautiful whirlwind. Kudos UICC for the great work you are doing.