Stomach cancer is characterized by a growth of cancerous cells within the lining of the stomach. It can develop in any part of the stomach. Also called gastric cancer, the disease usually grows slowly over many years.

The symptoms of stomach cancer may include discomfort and/or pain in the stomach, nausea and vomiting, weight loss, difficulty swallowing, vomiting blood, blood in the stool, and feeling full or bloated after a small meal.

Stomach cancer is diagnosed by a physical exam, medical history, endoscopy, and biopsy of the tissue. Where the cancer occurs in the stomach is one factor doctors consider when determining your treatment options. Treatment usually includes surgery to remove the stomach cancer. Other treatments may be recommended before and after surgery. Treatment options include surgery, medication, radiation and chemotherapy.

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OUR CANCER CARE

We Treat Different Types of Cancer

COLON CANCER

Colon cancer affects the large intestine and it begins as small non-cancerous (benign) clumps of cells called ´adenomatous polyps´.

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STOMACH CANCER

Stomach cancer is characterized by a growth of cancerous cells within the lining of the stomach.

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PANCREAS, LIVER & BILE DUCT CANCER

These are cancers occur in the bile ducts, the tubes that carry bile from the liver or gallbladder to the small intestine.

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BREAST CANCER

Breast cancer cells usually form a tumor that can often be seen on an x-ray or felt as a lump.

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LUNG CANCER

A cancer that begins in the lungs and most often occurs in people who smoke but nonsmokers can also get it.

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LYMPHOMA

Lymphoma is a type of blood cancer that develops when white blood cells called lymphocytes grow out of control.

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Our Treatment Approaches

Chemotherapy

These are medicines we use to treat cancer. We use them mainly to shrink cancer growths or eliminate lingering cancer cells after surgery. We also use them to prevent more spreading of cancer cells in those with advanced cancer. They are mostly administered through a vein in the hospital. There are over 100 different types of chemo. They directly kill actively dividing cancer cells or stop them from dividing. These drugs may also harm normal cells and must be administered under the supervision of a trained oncologist. Different cancers are treated with different chemo drugs. Not all chemos have bad effects in the body

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Immunotherapy

These are medicines we use to treat cancer. They are also given through the vein in the hospital. They do not kill cancer cells directly, but they boost and reenergise your immune system so that your own body attacks the cancer more effectively. These medicines are mainly used for advanced cancer and are expensive. Not all patients qualify for immunotherapy. Some tests need to be done to determine if you qualify. They may also interfere with your system causing your own body to damage itself. These medicines must be given under the strict supervision of an oncologist with experience in immunotherapy.

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Targeted Therapy

These are medicines we use to treat cancers. They work differently from regular chemotherapy and majority are in tablet or capsule form. They attack a very specific defect in the cells that are responsible for the cancer growth. Only the cells with a specific target are destroyed. They rarely harm normal cells, but they also have side effects mostly skin rash and diarrhea. Not all patients qualify for targeted therapy. These must only be prescribed by an oncologist trained in targeted therapy.



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How much is the consultation fee?

What services do you offer?

We offer medical oncology consultations, Chemotherapy, Immunotherapy, Targeted therapy, and personalized cancer screening.

Where is the clinic located?

We are located at The Nairobi Hospital Cancer Centre, First Floor, Suite 1.

Does conventional treatment work?

In many cases, yes. Surgery is an often successful conventional treatment, as are radiotherapy (after or instead of surgery) and chemotherapy. So in some cases it works, and in other cases it does not. Your doctor will be able to explain whether the chance of it working in your own case is high, low, or in-between.

What does NHIF cover pay for at the clinic?

NHIF pays only for part of chemotherapy and other treatment like targeted therapy, and immunotherapy. It doesn’t cover consultation and drug.

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