Globally cancer is becoming a major health burden.  Mirroring the global rates cancer in Kenya is on the rise.  Cancer treatment in Kenya is still in its infancy.  There is a lack of specialists who offer cancer treatments in Kenya.  In addition a lack of adequate medical technology makes matters worse.   Often patients wait for a long period before they are seen, investigated and treated.

This article will introduce the reader to the basics of cancer, the risk factors, the warning signs, investigations and treatment options available in general and in Kenya in particular.