My cancer has no cure – City MP speaks on battling cancer

He opens up!

Esther Passaris with Ken Okoth. My cancer has no cure – City MP speaks on battling cancer

A city Member of Parliament has for the first time disclosed details of his battle with cancer.

Speaking to a local daily, Kibra MP Ken Okoth said that he has been battling stage four colorectal cancer for a while now.

I was diagnosed with stage four colorectal cancer with metastases to the liver,” said the MP.

He went on to say that the cancer diagnosis came in a little late because for over one year all tests showed symptoms of ulcers and sometimes bacterial infections.

Ken Okoth added that at the time he was also put on drugs to manage stress because he was also suffering from abdominal pain and weight loss.

The vocal MP said that he had been taken through treatment that involved combined radio- and chemotherapy to stop the imminent risk of his organs failing and he responded well to the treatment.

He however said that with cancer being at stage four, the disease cannot be cured and he will be on medication for the rest of his life.

I will be using chemotherapy tablets every morning. Because my disease was discovered at a very advanced stage, it cannot be cured. It can only be managed,” said the Kibra MP.

He was also quick to point it out that getting treatment for cancer in Kenya is not easy and it's one of the challenges he is facing.

According to Wikipedia, Colorectal cancer (CRC), also known as bowel cancer and colon cancer, is the development of cancer from the colon or rectum (parts of the large intestine).


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