Why You Should Be Worried About Colon Cancer

 

In kenya, cancer ranks 3rd as a cause of death after infectious diseases and cardiovascular disease. It causes 7% of the total national mortality each year.

This gives our health care system a mouthful as we have to deal with both communicable and non communicable diseases (double burden of disease). With cancer being the leading cause of death worldwide,accounting for approximately 7.6 million deaths annually, it is only necessary to start dealing with the cancer menace sooner other than later. This is in light of the fact that the cancer mortality rate is predicted to continue to rise with an estimate of 13.1 million people worldwide affected in 2030.

Colon cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world. In kenya, it constitutes 40-50 % of all cancers of the large intestine with the mean age of diagnosis being about 50 years. It is highly curable, particularly if caught early and when localized within the intestine. With time, like most cancers it spreads and hence makes cure more difficult.

Risk factors would include a personal history of colon or any other cancer, Tobacco use, irritable bowel disease, family history of ovarian, endometrial or breast cancer among others.

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Clinic revisits for community mothers with their children

KUTAKUA NA MATIBABU NA UTAFITI WA MAGONJWA YA MOYO.

SYMPTOMS:
Are you tired? – Je Umechoka?
Awareness of heartbeat – Kuhisi moyo kupiga 
Coughing – Unakohoa mara kwa mara?
Easy fatigue – Uchovu na Uvimbe miguuni
Difficulties in breathing – Kushindwa kupumua
Chestpains – Maumivu Kifuani

EXISTING CASES OF DIABETES OR HYPERTENSION  –  WALIO NA KISUKARI AMA PRESHA

CHILDREN WITH CHRONIC COUGH  –  WATOTO WENYE KIKOHOZI KISICHOISHA

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2. CAROTID DOPPLER U/S KSH 2000
3. ELECTROCARDIOGRAM KSH 500

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