The other day we did a post and our research revealed that women in Kenya do not take cancer screening seriously. This is despite the fact breast and cervical cancers are the leading causes of death among women in Kenya.
Our research also revealed that most women also fear to go for checkups because they may be asked to pay an arm and leg for the procedure. Well, the good news is that there are cancer care centres that screen for various types of cancer for free or at an affordable cost. Here are some of them:
This organization mainly deals with breast cancer but will soon start taking care of cervical cancer patients as well. Apart from providing awareness about the disease, it also educates and offers screening services. It attends to patients from all over the country.
Tel: 0724 635 680
2. Cancer Awareness Centre of Kenya
This organization also provides awareness and educative programs about different types of cancers. You will also get screening services and greatly benefit from its bulletins, newsletters, and flyers.
Tel: 0719 227 960, 0700 299 380
If you live in Nairobi Kisumu and Kisii this is the best place for you to go. At the centre, you will receive support, education and psycho-social support.
Tel: 254 (0) 721 683 470.
4. Lancet Kenya
Pathologists Lancet Group of Laboratories a pathology laboratory service home-grown in Africa providing vital diagnostic, monitoring and screening testing from routine to specialized and esoteric tests. Lancet operates primarily in the private healthcare environment and offer specialist pathology services to doctors and their patients directly or through clinics and hospitals, industrial sectors, corporates, and insurances.
Main Laboratory / Headquarters
5th Avenue Office Suites
Opp. Traffic HQ – Upper Hill
5th Ngong Avenue | Ngong Road
Tel: 0703 061 000
Landlines: 020 273 5123, 271 6701
020 2508456, 271 6697
Mobile: 0729 111110, 0736 493100
Hope Courage International provides support and education for cancer patients and cancer survivors and their families. It serves Kerugoya, Nairobi and Nyeri regions.
Tel: +254 714 897 228
This cancer support trust offers complementary therapies, education and support groups to Nairobi residents who need the services. The services are for all types of cancers.
Tel: 0721 872 909
Facebook: Faraja Cancer Support
Henzo Kenya is very specific and provides support to patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia and gastrointestinal stromal tumor cancers (CML & GIST). It serves the whole country and if you have those cancers and need support you can visit the center.
Contact: 0738 893 420,
The Hope beyond Cancer Trust Provides awareness programs, screening and education about breast, cervical and prostate cancers. It is another facility that deals with specific cancers. You can also get literature on cancer treatment and survivorship in Kiswahili, Kikuyu, Dholuo, Kikamba, Luhya. The trust serves people from all over the country.
Tel: 0722 707 628.
As its name suggests, this center supports childhood cancer patients and their families. Regions of Kenya served: Eldoret, Kisii, Machakos, Muranga, Nairobi, Nyeri, Webuye.
Tel: 0722 663 592.
The Kenya Cancer Association provides awareness programs, screening, advocacy and education about all cancers. It is involved in providing cancer information brochures as well. It serves patients from all over the country.
Facebook: Kenya Cancer Association
Twitter: Kenya Cancer
The Oasis of Life Organization supports prostate cancer patients, survivors, and their families.
Carole Njagi – Founder/CEO
Partnership for the Eradication of Cancer in Africa
Tel: 0706 512 684
Prostate Cancer Support Association
Tel: 0706 512 684
12. Stoma World Kenya
Stoma World caters to specific cancer as well. It offers public awareness on colorectal cancers, and support to colorectal cancer patients, survivors, and their families.
Regions of Kenya served: Eldoret, Kisumu, Machakos, Nairobi, Nyeri.
Tarsem Singh Devgun
Tel: 0721 393 230
Provides support to cancer patients, survivors, and their families. It also has a publication about the founder’s personal battle with cancer.
It covers all regions of Kenya
Tel: 0714 780 540; 0737 780 540
Facebook: Twakutukuza Trust
Youth against Cancer Kenya (YACK) advocates for and creates awareness