Over 500 Kajiado women benefit from free cancer screening

Written By: KBC Reporter


Over 500 women from Kajiado East Sub County have benefited from a free breast and cervical cancer screening courtesy of the Korean government.

The screening exercise also included education on how to detect symptoms of the disease for early medication.

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Leading the exercise the program, coordinator Dorothy Odidi said early detection of cancer will highly aid in preventing deaths resulting from cancer.

Odidi further says that more women are coming out to be screened and those found with cancerous cells were advised to seek further treatment.

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She emphasized on the importance of increasing awareness of cancer to the communities in the rural areas, assuring that this will contribute in the reduction of sudden cancer related deaths.

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The beneficiaries lauded the camp saying it has helped them know their health status and take early precaution against the disease, since screening at private hospitals is expensive.

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