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Kenyans to match against cancer

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By Henry Opondo

School children join the fight against beast cancer in 2015
School children join the fight against beast cancer in 2015
All gather in Nairobi on Sunday morning as the Kenya Chapter of Globe-athon 2016 organises a match against cancer. The walk will cover between 3.5 to 10 kilometres.

The event, that is happening simultaneously in 80 countries and 200 cities will seek seeks to improve awareness, early screening and detection of cancers such as breast, cervical, ovarian and uterus.

Among all cancers, breast cancer is said to be killing majority of Kenyans followed by cervical cancer.

According to the Kenya Cancer Registry, nearly 3,000 women are annually diagnosed with cervical cancers, 1600 of who succumb.

The event is organized by Women for Cancer Early Detection and Treatment”, a not-for-profit organization.

 

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