GenesisCare Jacqui Dorney, who is travelling around rural parts of Kenya and Uganda to raise awareness of breast cancer symptoms and offer screening, has reported that the first screening clinic was a great success.
Cancel Cancer Africa
Jacqui is travelling with Cancel Cancer Africa. The charity works in partnership with local doctors and nurses to educating both women and men about the signs and symptoms of breast cancer, and the importance of self-examination.
Poor knowledge about breast cancer and a superstitious belief in its causes resulted in some women being wary of attending previous Cancel Cancer Africa trips. But thanks in part to the support of the local Health Minister’s wife – Jacqui and her team were delighted to be welcomed at their first clinic in the Tesonorth region of Kenya and work non-stop to carry out the screenings and offer advice.