Childhoodcancer Awareness Fundraiser

Childhoodcancer Awareness Fundraiser

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month (CCAM) is an annual global event celebrated in September to raise support, funding and awareness of childhood cancers and the impact on the families or caregivers. It is symbolized by a gold ribbon worn to commemorate the month. This year #KENCO is #GoingGold by helping fund […]

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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month (CCAM) Fundraiser

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month (CCAM) Fundraiser

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month (CCAM) is an annual global event celebrated in September to raise support, funding and awareness of childhood cancers and the impact on the families or caregivers. It is symbolized by a gold ribbon worn to commemorate the month. This year KENCO is #Going Gold by helping […]

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GIST Awareness Day -July 13, 2022

GIST Awareness Day -July 13, 2022

What type of cancer is GIST? GISTs belong to a group of cancers called soft tissue sarcomas. Sarcomas are less-common cancers that develop in connective or supporting tissues. Sarcomas are derived from the general class of cells known as “mesenchymal cells”, found in bone, muscle, fat, cartilage, etc. In contrast, […]

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Kaposi’s Sarcoma Statistics

Kaposi’s Sarcoma Statistics

In Kenya, Kaposi Sarcoma is the 15th most common cancer type by incidence with 785 new cases (439m, 346f) diagnosed each year and 17th most common cancer type by mortality with 460 deaths (260m, 200f) annually according to Globocan 2020 data estimates. https://gco.iarc.fr/today/home

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Kaposi’s Sarcoma Signs & Symptoms

Kaposi’s Sarcoma Signs & Symptoms

Kaposi’s Sarcoma Signs & Symptoms Lesions on the skin: The first signs of KS are cancerous spots on the skin that are purple, red or brown; which may appear flat or raised. Lesions on mucous membranes: Lesions appearing in the mouth, anus or anywhere within the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Lesions […]

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What is Kaposi’s Sarcoma?

What is Kaposi’s Sarcoma?

What is Kaposi Sarcoma (KS) ? A rare type of treatable cancer of the endothelial cells of the blood vessels and lymphatic system. Abnormal cells of KS form purple, red, or brown blotches or tumors on the skin called lesions or on mucous membranes that are in line with the […]

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International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Press Release

International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Press Release

The month of September is the International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, plus a few other cancers. Further, this week, the 7th – 13th of August is the Global Week for Action on Non Communicable Diseases, including cancer. Follow the link below to read KENCO’s Press Release on Childhood Cancers highlighting […]

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