KNH of­fers free breast and cer­vi­cal can­cer screen­ing

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics General -

The Keny­atta Na­tional Hospi­tal is con­duct­ing free breast and cer­vi­cal can­cer screen­ing this week.

The ex­er­cise will be done at the Spe­cialised Re­pro­duc­tive Health Clinic 66.

In a state­ment on Mon­day, the hospi­tal said the cam­paign shows its com­mit­ment to shar­ing knowl­edge and best prac­tices, sup­port­ing world-class re­search, con­tribut­ing to na­tional pol­icy, train­ing man­power and cor­po­rate so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity.

Can­cer has been ranked the third high­est killer of Kenyans af­ter in­fec­tious dis­eases and car­dio­vas­cu­lar ill­nesses, with cer­vi­cal and breast can­cer record­ing the high­est cases. “Unlike other dis­eases that af­fect the pa­tients with sud­den and se­vere symp­toms, some types of can­cers af­fect the pa­tients slowly with­out se­vere or phys­i­cal symp­toms and are highly ig­nored or mis­di­ag­nosed,” read the state­ment in part.

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