The rising death cases due to cancer in Kenya has sparked a heated debate on social media regarding the effectiveness of the treatment procedures undertaken on the patients.
Prominent people who are cancer victims spend fortunes within the country and abroad seeking for expensive medication but sadly die causing a public uproar on cancer treatment.
Known cancer treatment options in Kenya include surgery (for removing tumours or growths), chemotherapy (use of drugs to kill cancerous cells) and radiotherapy (use of radiation to destroy affected cells). Processes that most Kenyans feel has failed in major cases.
CHEMO is the main cause of death among CANCER patients. Chemo was designed to kill & not to heal. Chemotherapy kill both the good cells & cancer cells. Many patients who start the Chemotherapy session, dies in less than 2 years. In the first 6 month they lose almost 50% of their body weight. – A source was quoted.
Depending on the type and stage of the disease, cancer treatment often involves the three procedures and costs between Sh250,000 and Sh2,000,000.
Averagely: Chemotherapy in Kenya ranges from Ksh 15,000 to 200,000k per session/cycle.
Radiotherapy machine is roughly Ksh 300million.
KENYAN LEADERS!! Is this so hard to install, at least 2 radiotherapy… https://t.co/nW7VwTh6Ki
— miss_macline (@BONARERIKENYA) July 29, 2019
Here are some comments on what netizens feel about chemotherapy:
Others had to display their harrowing experience after the encounter with chemotherapy.
OMG… Chemotherapy turned my hair green pic.twitter.com/aV1OVehsqE
— ted juarez (@ted_juarez) July 29, 2019
However, there are many other successful cases of patients fully recovering after undergoing the dreaded treatment.
Bomet Gov Joyce Laboso, Kibra MP Ken Okoth, and Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore succumbed to the scourge in the month of July 2019.
These Kenya’s prominent persons all were receiving the best cancer treatment in the world’s best hospitals.
Kisumu Governor Prof Anyang’ Nyong’o is among the known cancer survivors after he was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2010.
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