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  • Cancer in Kenya is estimated to be the third leading cause of death in Kenya after infectious and cardiovascular diseases.
  • Oesophagus cancer is the top killer, causing at least 4,351 deaths every year.
  • Prostate cancer is listed as the fourth, causing at least 1,663 deaths every year out of 2,864 cases recorded.

Kenya’s cancer burden continues to cause misery among families with the cost of treatment spiralling out of reach for many.  The disease has been identified as one of the major causes of pain and poverty among families in Kenya.

A report tabled in Kenya’s parliament has shown the severity of the disease despite there being no defined and elaborate treatment regime for the disease.

“Cancer is estimated to be the third leading cause of deaths in Kenya after infectious and cardiovascular diseases. Globocan 2018 estimates show there are 47,887 new cases in Kenya daily and 32,987 deaths due …