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