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County referral hospital to conduct free cancer screening

The International Cancer Institute and Africa Cancer Foundation in conjunction with Makueni County Government will conduct a two-day free cancer screening at the county referral hospital.

 

The hospital’s medical superintendent Dr. Daniel Gichogo said residents will be screened for breast, cervical and prostate cancers.

 

Speaking to KNA Thursday, Dr. Gichogo said the exercise is part of the county government’s efforts to prevent cancer through early diagnosis and treatment.

 

He said besides the screening, residents will also be provided with health information on all types of cancer to create awareness and fight the disease that has become prevalent in the recent past.

 

‘‘Besides the medical team conducting the exercise, we have an oncologist who will help in the diagnosis,’’ said the medical superintendent.

 

He said cases with suspicious cancer signs will be referred to cancer treatment facilities and called on residents to take advantage of the exercise.

 

Dr. Gichogo said plans were also underway to construct a cancer care centre at the referral hospital.

 

“The Department of Health and Africa Cancer Foundation have signed an agreement to set up the centre for treatment and management of cancer in the county,” he said.

 

By KNA Team

 

 

 

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