Overview of Breast Cancer Screening & Early Diagnosis Action Plan 2021 – 2025

Overview of Breast Cancer Screening & Early Diagnosis Action Plan 2021 – 2025

Breast cancer is the leading type of cancer in incidence in Kenya accounting for 16.1% of all cancers. An estimated 6,799 cases were diagnosed in 2020, compared to 5,985 new cases in 2018. Deaths due to breast cancer also rose from 2,553 in 2018 to 3,107 in 2020, making it the second-leading cause of all cancer deaths in the country (GLOBOCAN, 2020). Breast cancer affects women earlier in Kenya, in the prime of their lives, mostly between the ages of 35 to 45 years. 68% diagnosed at late stages when it is more difficult to achieve a cure resulting in low overall survival rates.

Layout of the Breast Cancer Action Plan

Chapter One – Introduction and Background

Chapter Two – Situational Analysis

Chapter Three – Breast Cancer Screening & Early Diagnosis

Chapter Four – Strategic actions in establishing a breast cancer screening and implementation framework.

Chapter Five – Monitoring and evaluation

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