Residents of Nandi County are set to benefit from free cancer screening this Friday.
The exercise set to take place at Meteitei Sub County Hospital, in Tinderet is part of the marking of Cancer Awareness Month.
The exercise has been organized by the County Government in collaboration with the International Cancer Institute (ICI) and Be Me Foundation.
October is recognized globally as Breast Cancer Awareness month.
We can do better certainly in terms of survival rates. We can do better by coming together and saying this matters. It is affecting all of usKenei
The period is characterized by annual campaign aimed at raising awareness about the problems associated by cancer.
County Oncologist Patrick Kenei asked residents to come out for the exercise, saying early detection of cancer can save lives.
He called on men to also come out for the exercise, adding that everyone is at risk of contracting the disease.
“We can do better certainly in terms of survival rates. We can do better by coming together and saying this matters. It is affecting all of us,” Kenei said.
Kenei observed that Breast Cancer is the most common type of cancer in the county and in Kenya, and therefore this is the best chance to contribute to lowering this statistics.