Cancer survivor opens cancer treatment centre in Kerugoya

Cancer survivor opens cancer treatment centre in Kerugoya
The Kerugoya Fortis Cancer Center in Kerugoya, Kirinyaga County after been opened on Sunday, Sept. 10 2017.

A cancer survivor driven by the urge to help locals access cancer treatment services has opened a cancer centre in Kerugoya town, Kirinyaga County.

William Warue who was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2016 and went through a harrowing ordeal as he sought treatment at the Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi, now wants to make cancer treatment both accessible and affordable to all.

Speaking on Saturday, September 9, during the official opening of the modern cancer centre, Kerugoya Fortis Cancer Center, William said that the facility will not only serve the people in Kirinyaga, Nyeri, Embu and Meru Counties, but from across the country too.

“My wife and I had to travel to Nairobi on a daily basis for surgery and chemotherapy services. From that difficulty, I thought it would be wise to bring the services close to people and save more life because not everybody can afford the expensive cancer treatment,” said Warue.

Jonah Njogu, a retired teacher, narrated the sad story of how he lost his two wives to cancer in 2001, glad that the new facility will save more lives in the area

Cancer is the third leading cause of morbidity in Kenya, with breast cancer the most common among women and prostate cancer among men.

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Story By Peter Gachanja
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