What is a Cancer?
ancer is a disease in which some of the body’s cells grow uncontrollably and spread to other parts of the body.
Best Cancer Hospitals In Kenya
1. HCG CCK Cancer Centre
HCG CCK is the first private comprehensive cancer center in the East African region. It is well-equipped with state-of-the-art technology and along with a multi-disciplinary team of oncologists, it offers the highest quality of cancer care in the East African region.
Location: Shivachi Road, Parklands, Nairobi.
Contact: 0727 844 882.
2. International Cancer Institute (ICI)
ICI is one of the best cancer hospitals in Kenya that offers thorough screening, diagnosis, treatment, palliative care, and end-of-life care for patients with different types of cancer.
Location: Nandi Road, Eldoret.
Contact: 0718 473 446.
3. Texas Cancer Centre
The center is one of the few health facilities in Kenya that offer holistic treatment to cancer patients. Its approach focuses on chemotherapy, linear accelerator radiotherapy, cancer screening, and palliative care.
Location: Mbagathi Way, Keri Road, Nairobi West.
Contact: 0716 279 632.
4. Nairobi Radiotherapy & Cancer Centre
It is one of the leading healthcare centres for comprehensive cancer treatment in Nairobi. For the past 15 years, the centre has taken cancer care to the highest levels in the region, catering to people from all walks of life.
Location: Kindaruma Road, Kilimani, Nairobi.
Contacts: 0700 322 585, 0780 322 585.
5. Kenyatta National Hospital
KNH is the biggest public and referral hospital in Kenya. It offers cancer screening, diagnosis, chemotherapy and palliative care.
Contact: 020 272 6300.
6. The Nairobi Hospital
Nairobi Hospital has a cancer treatment centre that houses a team that provides seamless care needed in the diagnosis of cancer investigation, surgery, treatment, nursing, rehabilitation, palliation and supportive care for different types of cancer.
Location: Argwings Kodhek Road, Nairobi.
Contact: 0703 082 000.
7. Janice Cholerton Medical & Cancer Hospital
It is a comprehensive level IV hospital committed to delivering quality healthcare to patients. It provides affordable cancer care and treatment services to patients across the country.
Location: Sunview Estate, Ngumo, Nairobi.
Contacts: 0714 734 343, 020 440 7500.
8. Aga Khan University Hospital
The hospital provides cancer screening programmes, specialised diagnostics, palliative care, chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment.
Contacts: 0732 688 911, 020 366 2037.
9. Alexandria Cancer Centre & Palliative Care
It is a modern world-class hospital that was started in 2016. It offers both outpatient and inpatient services and the necessary care and treatment that cancer patients require.
Location: Along Lumumba Avenue, Opposite Moi University School of Dentistry.
Contact: 0780 443 974.
10. Eldoret Oncology & Cancer Hospital
Eldoret Oncology is an independent hospital that offers comprehensive cancer care to enable more cancer patients to receive quality care while staying close to the critical support of family and friends.
Location: Doctors Drive, Off Nandi Road, Eldoret.
Contact: 0739 827 791.
How much does cancer treatment cost in Kenya?
The cost of cancer therapy varies with the type of cancer. Patients on chemotherapy alone cost an average of KES 138,207 (USD 1364.3); while those treated with surgery cost an average of KES 128,207 (1265.6), and those on radiotherapy KES 119,036 (1175.1).
Is cancer treatment free in Kenya?
With surgery, the charges range fro Sh800,000 to Sh1. 5 million, depending on the hospital and type of therapy. Even the Sh3,500 cost of one radiotherapy session at selected public hospitals is prohibitively expensive for poor Kenyans.