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Slide 1 jFlow Plus Cervical Screening
The benefit of awareness and screening is to increase
chances of early detection.........Read More!
Slide 2 jFlow Plus Prostate Screening
People shy away from clinical screening and due to time,
cost and lack of health awareness hence the increase
in the menace.....Read More!

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Breast Cancer Screening programs have been very successful
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CANCER AWARENESS

Cancer is now a Global Threat and the cancer situation in Kenya is dire. Some Doctors says that Cancer has become a runaway train and they handle many cancer cases in a month. It is evident that Breast and Cervical cancer are alarmingly prevalent among women, with prostate, esophagus and stomach cancer being higher among men. Prominent personalities have succumbed to Cancer in the recent past. Cancer cases have escalated mainly due to lack of awareness and poverty level as many cannot afford treatment. Even for those who can afford, it is eating away their finances and investments.

Cancer remains a dreaded word to chat about even among health care professionals. This has made it hard for those suffering from it to get timely support. Breaking news about a cancer diagnosis to a patient makes it even more frightening to those delivering the information. Not to mention the level of stress a family of the cancer patient suffers. Even for medical practitioners, dealing with cancer patients is physically, psychologically, emotionally and spiritually draining. Physicians also need care encouragement from colleagues, employers and even the society.


People shy away from clinical screening and due to time, cost and lack of health awareness hence the increase in the menace. The benefit of awareness and screening is to increase chances of early detection and an opportunity for early medical intervention. If awareness is emphasized, Cancer can be eradicated to the minimal in order to save lives. Sensitization must be emphasized, especially among the grassroots people that tend to ignore the sickness, some resulting to witchdoctors.

We aim to take our patients beyond medical treatment through offering them a holistic approach to coping with the challenges of cancer. We understand that the emotional impact of cancer is difficult not only for patients, but also for their loved ones, who need to be emotionally and physically well in order to help patients heal.
The greatest benefit for awareness and early detection is to know how to avoid these terminal diseases, know the importance of frequent screening and get the opportunity for early detection and early medical intervention and the need for other interventions e.g lifestyle, diet, body exercises e.t.c

  • Cancer Awareness

    The benefit of awareness and screening is to increase chances of early detection and an opportunity for early medical intervention.

    If awareness is emphasized especially among the grassroots people, Cancer can be eradicated to the minimal in order to save lives that tend to ignore the sickness, some resulting to witchdoctors. Read More

  • Cancer Screening

    People shy away from clinical screening and due to time, cost and lack of health awareness hence the increase in the menace. This will help to avoid these terminal diseases, know the importance of frequent screening and get the opportunity for early detection and early medical intervention and the need for other interventions e.g lifestyle,etc

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News & Updates

    Cancer Awareness & Screening
    at Madre Teresa Catholic Church Zimmerman along Kamiti road, Off Thika Superhighway. The event shall take place on Sunday 11th February, 2018 from 8.00am to 4.00pm.


    The services to be offered shall be:

    1) Essential NCD Screening (Blood Sugars, Blood Pressure, Height & Weight, BMI)
    2) Screening for Reproductive Cancers (Cervical, Prostate & Breast).
    3) Health education and nutritional talks.
    4) Counseling and Social Support.
    5) HIV screening, risk-reduction, counseling and care information
    6)  Other Diseases checkup and diagnosis (ENT, Dental, Lab tests) ... read more


    World Cancer Day 2018

    This shall be celebrated on 4th February. Taking place under the tagline ‘We can. I can.’, World Cancer Day 2016-2018 will explore how everyone – as a collective or as individuals – can do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer.

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Latest Events

  • Cancer Awareness and Screening at Madre Teresa Catholic Church on 3rd March 2013
  • Cancer Awareness Talk on 27th October 2012 at Queen of Apostles Catholic Church by Mrs Immaculate Kang'ethe
  • Capacity Building at Don Bosco Karen with KMCP in November 2014
  • Planting a memorable tree for Cancer Patients at Kasarani on 25th October 2014 during the Cancer Walk to mark 4 years of Operations
  • World Cancer Day breakfast meeting at Sarova Panafric Hotel on 4th February 2013
  • Candle Lighting at Queen of Apostles Catholic Church on 26th October 2014 in memory of Cancer patients
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