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dc.coverage.spatialMinistry of Healthen_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-10T12:41:27Z
dc.date.available2020-11-10T12:41:27Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://repository.kippra.or.ke/handle/123456789/1792
dc.descriptionThe National cancer screening guidelines to standardize cancer screening, provide operational protocols and improve the outcome of cancer screening and treatment.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe cancer burden is rising globally, exerting significant strain on populations and health systems at all income levels. In Kenya, cancer is the 3rd leading cause of death after infectious and cardiovascular diseases. Breast, cervix uteri, oesophagus, prostate and colorectum are the leading types of new cancer cases in both males and females across all ages, with oesophageal cancer being the leading cause of cancer deaths, followed by cervical cancer and then breast cancer. It is sad to note that 70-80% of cancer patients in Kenya are diagnosed at an advanced stage when it is not amenable to cure; this is part of the justification for developing these screening guidelines. These guidelines are meant to standardize cancer screening, provide operational protocols and improve the outcome of cancer screening and treatment by streaming referral along the levels of care in Kenya.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMinistry of Healthen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPolicy paper of 2018;
dc.subjectCancer Screeningen_US
dc.subjectCancer Careen_US
dc.subjectTumor Markersen_US
dc.titleNational Cancer Screening Guidelines 2018en_US
dc.typePolicy Paperen_US
ppr.contributor.authorMinistry of Healthen_US


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