Go for Early cancer screening and treatment, urges First Lady

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First Lady Margaret Kenyatta. She has encouraged Kenyans to go for early cancer screening and treatment./COURTESY

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has encouraged Kenyans to go for early screening and treatment as a step towards winning the war against cancer.

“We know the importance of early screening, the benefit of early detection and treatment, and how these improve the survival rate and advance our collective efforts of reversing the trend of rising breast cancer incidences among our communities,” the First Lady said.

In her message to commemorate the breast cancer awareness month of October, First Lady Margaret Kenyatta recognized breast cancer survivors and encouraged those battling the disease as she appreciated their families for standing with them.

“It is also the month when we reaffirm our support and stand in solidarity with women, courageous women, who have spoken up and shared stories of their unique journeys.  We thank you because, through your voice, we have heard your stories of survival,” she said.

Meanwhile, the breast cancer awareness month was on Thursday marked in Makueni County by the launch of a cancer clinic constructed at the Makueni County Referral Hospital through the Empower project of the County First Ladies Association.

The cancer clinic dubbed “Purple Room” takes cancer screening, detection, and treatment closer to the people of Makueni.

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