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Kenya: Experts Call for Study on Rise in Stomach Cancer in Nyeri Men

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Rising cases of oesophagus and stomach cancer among men in Nyeri has raised concerns among health experts as they push for a government-funded research in the county.

Though prostate cancer is the most prevalent among men seeking treatment at the county referral hospital at 18 percent, there is a rise in the number of oesophagus cancer cases being reported at the health facility.

At least 16 percent of the men going for screening at the hospital have oesophagus cancer.

RESEARCH NEEDED

"We are noticing a very high trend in the cases of oesophagus cancer among men and we need more research to find out the core reason for the increased numbers," noted Dr Nelson Muriu, the county head of Medical

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