Cancer awareness is growing with each passing year. The best defence is always offence, and when dealing with cancer going for screening regularly ensures that we are aware and are able to find out problems that may be in the making sooner than later.  Testing is part of prevention and both males and females should make screening a regular habit. You can self-examine or go to the nearest cancer-screening centre.

You can screen yourself for breast cancer while in the shower, in front of a mirror or even while lying down by using the pads of your fingers to move around your breasts in circular motion from the outside to the centre. Focus on looking for lumps, hardened knots or unusual thickening.

If you are not comfortable with self-examination, you can pop in to any of these centres and get checked by a professional.

The Nairobi Hospital –Argwings Kodhek Rd

The Cancer Treatment Center at Nairobi Hospital offers screening programs that address cancer concerns for individuals by offering flexible customized packages to suit individual profiles.

Contacts

Tel: 0703 082 000 – 0730 666000

Email: hosp@nbihosp.org

The Aga Khan Hospital – Limuru Rd

The Heart and Cancer Centre at Aga Khan Hospital prides itself in providing high quality care and treatment based on international standards for full spectrum of heart and cancer conditions.

Contacts

Tel: +254 (0) 20 366 2000

Email: akuh.nairobi@aku.edu 

Texas Cancer Centre – Mbagathi Way

At this centre you can easily get a full body cancer screening which helps to identify any symptoms in their early stages.

Contacts

Tel: 0716279632

Cancer Awareness Centre of Kenya (CACK)

This is a community-based organization that provides screenings for reproductive health cancers.
Location: Tumaini House 3rd floor suite 309, Moi Avenue, Nairobi

By Jepkoech Kendagor

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