This is a comprehensive list of cancer hospitals in Kenya along with contacts. Kenya still has fewer oncologists who are mostly found in a few health facilities in Nairobi. Cancer is a huge menace in Kenya and its treatment requires more investments so that both the rich and poor can afford the therapies.
Some of the best cancer hospitals in Kenya are situated in Nairobi county and they include;
1. Texas Cancer Centre
It is located in Nairobi along Argwings Khodek Grove in Hurlingham.They offer both inpatient and outpatient care of cancer patients. Services offered include radiation, chemotheraphy, imaging and laboratory services for screening. For more information visit their website texascancercentre.co.ke
Texas Cancer Centre, Argwings Khodek Grove, Hurlingham, Nairobi, +254 753 623 971, +254 20 262 3605.
2. Cancer Care Kenya
Located along Shivachi road, parklands, Nairobi at M.P. Shah Hospital.
They offer comprehensive oncology services from screening, diagnostics and treatment both inpatient and outpatient. Some of the services offered include radiation, surgery, chemotherapy and palliative care services For more information visit their website www.cancercarekenya.com
3. Aga Khan University Hospital
This hospital is located along Limuru Road in Parklands, Nairobi.
They have an outpatient cancer and a pain management unit specifically for cancer patients. Services offered include, cancer screening, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and palliative care. For more information visit their website https://hospitals.aku.edu
Aga Khan University Hospital, Limuru Road, Parklands, Nairobi, +254 (0) 20 366 2037/2644, +254 (0) 732 688 911.
4. Beacon Health Services Cancer Treatment Center
Located along ngong road, 5th avenue Nairobi.
They only offer outpatient oncology and hematology services. Cancer services offered include screening and diagnostic support and chemotherapy services For more information visit their website www.bhskenya.com
5. The Nairobi Hospital Cancer Treatment Centre
located on Nairobi Upperhill along Valley Road.
This is dedicated specility of Nairobi hospital offering comprehensive cancer services only. They offer both inpatient and outpatient services. Services offered include cancer screening, chemotherapy, cancer laboratory and imaging services, radiotherapy, radioactive iodine treatment and palliative care.
Nairobi Hospital, Argwings Khodek Road, Nairobi, 0722 204 114, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact: 0703 082 000.
6. Kenyatta National Hospital
This is the oldest facility in Kenya offering Oncology services. It is located in upper hill, Nairobi.
Services offered here include radiotherapy, chemotherapy and surgery. It is important to note that recently the president launched a new digital radiotherapy stimulation machine that would make radiotherapy services faster in this facility to reduce waiting time for patients.
Location: Kenyatta National Hospital, Hospital Road, Nairobi,
Contact: 020 272 6300. +254 20 272 6450.
7. Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital found in AMPATH Oncology Center
This hospital is located in Eldoret, Its cancer services are both outpatient snd inpatient. They have oncology pharmacy which provides access to cancer drugs to patients who cannot afford them. Services offered include chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery, cancer screening and diagnostics For more information please visit their website www.ampathkenya.org
Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, AMPATH Oncology Centre, P.O Box 4606, Code: 30100, Eldoret, +254 704 381 628, +254 721 176 262.
8. Nairobi Women’s Hospital
They offer gynecologic oncology testing and treatment. They also offer free breast screening and fee-based cervical screenings.
Nairobi Women’s Hospital, Hurlingham, Nairobi, +254 20 272 6821, email@example.com.
9. M.P. Shah Hospital
They offer diagnosis, chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments.
M.P. Shah Hospital/Cancer Care Kenya, Shivachi Road, Parklands, Nairobi, 0733 606 752 (MP Shah), +254 20 374 0132 (Cancer Care Kenya), firstname.lastname@example.org (MP Shah), email@example.com
10. Nairobi Hospice
They offer outpatient and home-based palliative care for cancer and other terminal illnesses.
Nairobi Hospice, Kenyatta National Hospital Complex, Hospital Road, Nairobi, +254 020 271 383, firstname.lastname@example.org.
11. Tenwek Mission Hospital
They offer limited screening, cancer treatment services (gynecologic), stenting for esophageal cancer patients and palliative care services for cancer and other terminal illnesses.
Tenwek Mission Hospital, P.O Box 39 – 20400?, Bomet, +254 20 2045542, ?+254728091900, email@example.com.
12. Kijabe Mission Hospital
They offer cancer screening, chemotherapy and surgery treatment for several cancers (primarily breast cancer), Kaposi’s sarcoma and surgically treatable cervical cancer. They also provide palliative care.
Kijabe Mission Hospital, P.O. Box 20, Kijabe 00220, +254 (0) 20 324 6500, +254 (0) 733 779 994, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com.
13. Coast General Hospital
The hospital located in the coastal region of Kenya offers cancer screening, chemotherapy and surgery.
Coast Province General Hospital, Kisauna Road, Mombasa, +254 (0) 41 231 4204, +254 (0) 722 207 868, firstname.lastname@example.org.
14. Nairobi Radiotherapy Center
Its is one of the leading healthcare centres for comprehensive cancer treatment in Nairobi. It’s located along Kindaruma Road in Kilimani.
Location: Kindaruma Road, Kilimani, Nairobi.
Contact: 0700 322585 or 0780 322585
15. Mater Hospital
The institution offers breast, leukemia, cervical and prostrate cancer testing, surgery for malignant tumors and general cancer management services.
Mater Hospital, Along Mukenia & Dunga Road, South B, Nairobi, +254 (0)20 653 1199, +254 (0)733 641 870, email@example.com.
16. 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.
17. HCG CCK Cancer Centre
HCG CCK is the first private comprehensive cancer centre 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.
18. Janice Cholerton Medical & Cancer Hospital
Janice Cholerton Medical & Cancer Hospital 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.
19. Alexandria Cancer Centre & Palliative Care
Alexandria Cancer Centre & Palliative Care 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.
20. Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital (KUTRRH )
Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital (KUTRRH ) cancer care centre is fully equipped with the latest state-of-the-art equipment for cancer diagnosis and treatment. It is run by experienced oncologists who can perform surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy. The centre can provide radiotherapy treatment to 60 patients in a day.
Location: Along Northern Bypass, Kahawa West, Nairobi
Contact: +254 111 138 000
Frequently asked Questions
How much does chemotherapy cost in Kenya?
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). Some patients had a combination of all three, costing, on average, KES 333,462 (3291.8) per patient during the year. Cancer Hospitals in Kenya
Which is the best Cancer hospital in Kenya?
Best Hospitals in Kenya – Cancer Hospitals in Kenya
- Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi.
- The Aga Khan University Hospital.
- MP Shah Hospital, Nairobi.
- The Nairobi Hospital.
- The Karen Hospital, Kenya.
- St Scholastica Uzima Hospital, Nairobi.
- Consolata Hospital Mathari.
- Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital.
How much does a biopsy cost in Kenya?
A core liquid biopsy procedure in a private hospital costs about Sh28,000. For patients with benign lumps a test has to be done every six months adding to the financial and emotional toll.
Does NHIF cover radiotherapy?
Cancer patients accessed chemotherapy and radiotherapy at a cost of Sh887 million paid for by the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) last year. Under the latest NHIF cancer package introduced in 2015, patients are entitled to chemotherapy, radiotherapy, CT and MRI scans and monthly clinic check-ups
What is the most successful cancer treatment?
Revlimid. Top of the best cancer drug list is Celgene’s Revlimid (lenalidomide). This drug has been very successful in the treatment of multiple myeloma as it promotes immune responses that slow tumour growth.
Which type of cancer is curable?
Curable Cancers: Prostate, Thyroid, Testicular, Melanoma, Breast.
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