Who we Are
THE CANCER AWARENESS CENTRE OF KENYA (CACK) is a community non-profit making organization registered in Kenya. We are located at Tumaini House, Moi Avenue, 3rd Floor, Suite 309, in Nairobi, Kenya.
We are members of the Kenya Network of Cancer Organisations (KENCO) and work with the Ministry of Health on Cancer awareness and advocacy and sreening in the private sector.
We have been conducting Cancer Awareness campaigns and screening programs to sensitize the community on early Cancer detection strategies and other related terminal diseases as well as preventive care in cancer eradication.
This has been very successful as many people have benefited from these activities through awareness, early detection, diet interventions, physical fitness and healthy lifestyles.
What we Do
Over the decade, Cancer cases have risen gradually mainly due to lack of awareness and poverty level as most patients cannot afford treatment. Even for those who can afford, it is eating away their finances and investments.
People shy away from clinical screening and mostly due to time, cost and lack of health awareness hence the increase in the menace. Breast and cervical cancer has adversely affected women while prostate cancer has been the greatest killer in men. Cancer is now a global threat.
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 Financially, emotionally and physically well in order to help patients heal.