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Coastweek-- Standing [from left] Joyce Marete, Dr Abdulaziz Ahmed, Erica Kulumba, Jayshree Patel, Hamida Abubakar, Jediddah Ndanu, Abigael Kinyua, Naaz Ramji, Zehra Bhaiji, Innocent Abayo, Mrudula Shah, Pauline Ngatia, Dr Rose Ndumia, Eunida  Migide, Rukia Pasta, Dr Sagal Salad, Evelyn Munga. Sitting [from left] are Raksha Vora, Dr Sultana Sherman, Dr Shahin Sayed, Beckie Smith, Antonetta Acharya, Gulzar Somji and Grace Kirathe.
Free Breast Camp at the Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa

Coastweek-- The 11th annual Breast Cancer Awareness and Screening camp was held at the Aga Khan Hospital Mombasa (AKHM) on 23rd and 24th of October.

A multidisciplinary team of pathologists, surgeons, radiologists and nurses from Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi (AKUHN) joined the local medical team at AKHM with volunteers from the Breast Cancer Awareness Support Group (BCASG) of AKHM.

A total of 797 participants  were screened during the camp and 78 Ultrasounds,70 Fine Needle Aspirates, 25 diagnostic mammograms and 12 core biopsies were performed free of charge.

A total of 240 women over the age of 40 years have been referred for screening mammograms being offered at discounted rates at AKH-Mombasa.

In addition, an online Knowledge Attitude and Practice (KAP) survey on breast cancer was administered to all consented women.

The survey tool was developed by the Aga Khan Health Board –USA team and the Aga Khan Development Network e-Health Resource Centre for South-Central Asia and East Africa and will enable assessment of the level of breast cancer awareness among women within the community.

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