Cancer is a dreaded disease that requires long term treatment and is usually very expensive. It has been identified as a silent killer in our community especially because of low level of awareness, late presentation and diagnosis and lack of affordable facilities for cancer management. For this reason, many patients cannot afford the treatment; and for those who can afford, it becomes very difficult because treatment takes away all their resources.
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 early 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. Many cases are treatable when detected early, thus the community must be sensitized more about cancer in order to save lives.
In this respect, Cancer Awareness Centre of Kenya in partnership with Hon Eric Ndungu of Uthiru Ward has organized a FREE MEDICAL CAMP on Saturday 3rd November 2018 at the Uthiru Vocational Training Centre grounds starting 8.00am. The target number of population is over 1,000 people from the communities.
The ultimate goal of this project is to improve the face of health in our church and demystify the myths about Cancer; hence reduce both male and female morbidity and mortality due to prostrate, breast and cervical cancers.
The following services shall be offered during the event;-
- Essential NCD Screening (Blood Sugars, Blood Pressure, Height & Weight, BMI)
- Screening for Reproductive Cancers (Cervical, Prostate & Breast).
- Health education and nutritional talks.
- Counseling and Social Support.
- HIV screening, risk-reduction, counseling and care information
We therefore request for your support to make this noble course a success and your generous support will highly be appreciated.
We look forward to a successful and memorable event.
”Together Let’s Prevent, Control and Treat Cancer because The Best Protection is Early Detection’’