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Muthoni Mate
25
Jul

Stage 3 Colorectal Cancer Survivor and Oncology Nurse.

Dear every cancer patient I ever took care of, I’m sorry. I didn’t get it. This thought has been weighing heavy on my heart since my diagnosis. I’ve worked in oncology nearly my entire adult life. I started rooming and scheduling patients, then worked as a nursing assistant through school, and finally as a nurse...
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21
Jul

AFRICA PATIENT CONNECT FORUM

Dear Patient Advocates, On behalf of Roche, thank you very much for attending AFRICA PATIENT CONNECT FORUM. We hope that you found the forum informative and worthwhile. Our theme was to empower patient organizations in Africa. There were topics covered during the forum and the presenters did an outstanding job of sharing their expertise and...
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12
Jul

Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health

The Rise of Noncommunicable Diseases in Kenya: An Examination of the Time Trends and Contribution of the Changes in Diet and Physical Inactivity Authors Edward Michieka Onyango1, 2, *, Benjamin Moranga Onyango3 1. Department of Health Sciences, College of Public Health, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN 37604, USA 2 MPH Program, Johns Hopkins...
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12
Jul

Cancer cliches to avoid: I’m not ‘brave’

Fighter, warrior, hero – some of the terms you might see used to describe people with cancer. But according to a new survey, for some with the illness the words are seen as inappropriate rather than uplifting. The UK poll by Macmillan Cancer Support of 2,000 people who have or had cancer found “cancer-stricken” and...
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09
Jul

72nd World Health Assembly

It was an honour doing the closing remarks at the sideline meeting of the 72nd World Health Assembly, Putting Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions at the Heart of UHC and representing people living with NCDs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGTL9QYqNPY
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09
Jul

Lymphoedema – what is this?

So you get a cancer diagnosis and are lucky enough to get proper treatment and go through the process… And when you come out on the other side with a sigh of relief, you get hit by this little monster called lymphoedema that slowly sneaks up on you and needs to be nipped in the...
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14
May

Palliative Care In Cancer

What is the difference between palliative care and hospice care??? For this and more, do join us at the cancer cafe – 14th May 2019 at Jumuia coffee house- All Saints Cathedral, 6 to 8pm. Sessions are free to everyone who would want to learn how to better manage & prevent cancer
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14
Mar

The Cancer Café; Serving coffee, care, comfort and cancer info

She had lived right. Cooked all her meals at home and carried to work. She observed an active lifestyle, ate her vegetables and fruits and drank her ample glasses of water. She worked in a field that kept her engaged and nurtured her interests. She was also busy bringing up her beautiful six-year old daughter...
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04
Feb

Café that serves love, snacks and doctors’ advice

It is a safe space where individuals discuss everything affecting their lives from matters of the heart to food and exercise for cancer warriors. The Cancer Café is open to cancer patients, their families, caregivers and anybody willing to learn and interact with the patients. Read more
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02
Feb

[hifa] BBC News: What not to say to someone with cancer

‘Fighter, warrior, hero – these are among the cliches unpopular with some cancer patients, a survey finds.’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-47002578 The UK poll by Macmillan Cancer Support of 2,000 people who have or had cancer found “cancer-stricken” and “victim” were also among the least-liked terms… Calling a person’s cancer diagnosis a “war” or a “battle” and saying...
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