Bungoma Woman Rep Launches Free Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening At Webuye County Hospital

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Over 500 people are set to be screened on breast and cervical cancer at Webuye County Hospital in Bungoma County.

On Wednesday alone 120 patients were tested while the biopsy taken for suspicious cases

The three day screening has been organized by Bungoma county woman representative Catherine Wambilianga and medical staff at Webuye County Hospital.
This is the breast cancer awareness month is marked in countries across the world every October.
It helps to increase attention and support for the awareness, early detection and treatment as well as palliative care of this disease.

Speaking during the official launch of the screening, Webuye County Hospital Medical superintendent Simon Kisaka said that when the breast and cervical cancer is detected early enough and if adequate diagnosis and treatment are available, there is a good chance that it can be cured.

He called on residents who have signs of breast cancer to seek for screening during the three day services so that they can be able to start medication early enough.
“Cancer is one of the deadliest diseases, it kills, take a precaution and visit us here so that you are screened and be put on medication as early as possible,” he said.
Dr.Kisaka asked all Bungoma residents to visit the free medical camp where all professional medical doctors and health workers will handle their cases well.

He said cervical cancer is one of the killer diseases among women in Kenya and can be controlled based on its stage.
“Chronic diseases like cancer is very expensive to handle if its screening is delayed, am calling on Bungoma residents to use this opportunity to understand their status to avoid detection,” said Dr.Kisaka.
The office of Mama County Catherine Wambilianga is welcoming you to a three day Education, Screening and Care for both Breast & Cervical Cancer.

The screening takes place between 28-30 October 2020 at Webuye County Hospital.

The manager in the office of the county woman representative Moses Nabibia asked patients suffering from breast and cancer to go for screening which is free.
“Hon.Wambilianga cares a lot and understands what ails our society, that is why she organized for these clinic so that people suffering from Cancer are well screened and those who test positive and screened on time,” said Nabibia.

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