Childhood Cancer Awareness in Kenya

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Bishop Gerald played a cancer awareness video which provided valuable information for parents.

Mothers who attended the T-amar meetings were given training on how to spot the early warning symptoms of cancer in children and which hospitals to visit. Many have not taken symptoms of cancer seriously. For example, three months ago two church members lost their lives because of cancer and a lack of education on the illness.

Parents need to learn to act when they discover changes in their children’s bodies. It was also important for families to ask to be referred to a doctor and not simply go to the clinic or pharmacy as usual. When families were not satisfied, they should look for second opinions and ask for their children to be examined.

Many Kenyan parents do not have close ties to their children and often don’t notice when they are not well. Spreading awareness of cancer is important to assist all families in fighting the disease.

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