As Kenyans mark the world Cancer day ,the disease still remains one of the deadliest in the world with 17 people dying per minute daily.
This is according to world health Organization (WHO) and the ministry of health.
Kenya Cancer Association says 3200 women die from cervical cancer annually.
Cervical cancer survivor Millicent Kagonga from Korogocho slums maintains that stigmatization remains a major challenge facing cancer victims.
‘‘Have walked this journey and i know what it takes, in many occasions those next to me were avoiding all that i undertook including sitting next to me, we can not win the war against cancer with stigmatization on the rise.’’ She said.
Kagonga survived cervical cancer after getting early diagnosis and treatment.
She is now urging parents to take their female children for cervical screening saying cervical cancer is treatable at early stages and they should not shy away.