4 February 2013

Kenya: 22 Thousand Kenyans Dying of Cancer Yearly

Photo: Jacqueline Koch
A young cancer patient receives care from a nurse at the Uganda Cancer Institute in Kampala (file photo).

Cancer is killing 22 thousand Kenyans every year. Data from the public health ministry shows that these deaths occur because 80 percent of cancer diagnoses are made when the disease is already at an advanced stage. Waihenya Mwangi who heads the NCDs division says the disease is becoming a major problem with 28 thousand people being diagnosed yearly.

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