According to a journal written by medical practitioners at the University of Nairobi, ovarian cancer is the third most frequent cause of death from gynaecological cancers worldwide. It is the third commonest cause of cancer death from gynaecologic tumors in Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH), Kenya. Ovarian cancer in its early stages (I/II) is difficult to diagnose until it metastasises and advances to later stages (III/IV). And this is majorly attributed by the non specific nature of early symptoms and a lack of a sensitive cost effective screening test. Due to this, more than half of the women with ovarian cancer are diagnosed in the advanced stages of the disease with overall poor prognosis.
Jarl Entertainment in collaboration with Cancer Awareness Center Kenya have come up with an initiative that aims to celebrate the strengths and beauty of Kenyans as we make ourselves more aware of Ovarian Cancer as a country. The stakeholders have organized a fashion event that will raise awareness on Ovarian Cancer in the country and the rest of the world.
“It’s a problem that affects mostly women, and most of them don’t know about it because some of its symptoms may be confused for a normal stomach problem. We are targeting the cancer survivors and we will expand the campaign to other regions in the country so that Kenyans can have a good understanding of ovarian cancer.” Sambrian Mbaabu, the event organizer wrote.
The event is scheduled to take place on the 7th of May at the 680 hotel from 6pm to 11pm.