Publish Date : Oct 9, 2018

Kenyan Cancer Statistics 2018

GLOBOCAN REPORT 2018: KENYA

This article provides a status report on the burden of cancer in Kenya using the GLOBOCAN 2018 estimates of cancer incidence and mortality produced by the International Agency for Research on Cancer.

 There are an estimated 47,887 new cancer cases in Kenya. Breast cancer has the highest number of new cancer cases, followed by cervical cancer, esophageal cancer, prostate cancer and stomach cancer respectively. Prostate cancer ranks 1st in number of new cases in men, followed closely by esophageal cancer.

In Kenya, cancer kills about 32,987 Kenyans a year. Cancer of the oesophagus is the lead killer, with an estimated 4,351. Cervix uteri cancer is second killer with 3,286 deaths according to the 2018 Globocan report.

The following cancers are the top ten killers in Kenya

1. Oesophagus

2. Cervix Uteri

3. Breast

4. Stomach

5. Prostate

6. Liver

7. Leukimia

8. Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

9. Colon

10. Kaposi Sarcoma

Source: Globocan 2018

 

 


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