It is estimated that there are approximately 47,000 new cancer cases recorded every year in Kenya. Of these, about 37% are breast cancer which remains the most common type of cancer among Kenyan women. While there are some myths that make breast cancer treatment very difficult, most cases get diagnosed too late because of the expensive screening procedures. However, cancer can affect anyone and early detection goes a long way towards making sure that someone remains cancer-free, as well as gives them the best chance of survival. Here are some free or affordable breast cancer screening centers in Kenya.
This is a Community Based Organization (CBO) located at Tumaini House on Moi Avenue. The Cancer Awareness Centre of Kenya is all about providing awareness and affordable early detection measures for different types of cancer. They offer screening for breast cancer, cervical cancer and prostate cancer, as well as counselling and support for cancer survivors. You can contact them on [email protected]/ [email protected].
The Hope Beyond Cancer Trust provides awareness about treatment and survivorship of different types of cancer through informative literature in Kiswahili, Kikuyu, Dholuo, Kikamba, Luhya. Apart from affordable breast cancer screening, you can also get screened for cervical and prostate cancer. For more info, get in touch with Elizabeth Ragui, Managing Trustee on [email protected].
In addition to breast cancer screening , the Kenya Cancer Association also creates awareness about all types of cancer. This includes information about prevention, early detection and management of the disease. They also conduct cancer awareness and advocacy programs all over the country. You can get in touch with them on their website here.
This organisation provides cervical and breast cancer screening, as well as cancer awareness programs. They also provide education and training materials about cancer all over Kenya. Furthermore, they also have a great support system for cancer patients. You can get in touch via email at [email protected].
With the vision of a cancer-free African generation, Eddah’s Hope Cancer Foundation conducts breast cancer screening, as well as awareness. They also provide education about all cancers, with a special focus on the young adult 15-40 years age group. For more info, send them a mail at [email protected].
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