Salome, who is 59 years old, is a mother of three adult children. She lives with one of her sons in the Dandora, an urban slum area in Nairobi, Kenya, where she sells vegetables from a small grocery store that she owns.
Salome has some abnormal tissue growth in her cervix. As a result, she began noticing bloodstains in February 2023 and went to a local hospital for a checkup. She was referred to a national hospital where tests were done. The pathology results indicated full-thickness dysplasia with invasive foci. This means that she has abnormal cells in her cervix that will need to be removed. When she came to AIC Kijabe Hospital, it was determined that Salome should undergo a LEEP procedure, which will remove the abnormal tissue, allowing for a biopsy to be performed. If cancerous cells are found, further surgical treatment may be necessary.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $164 to fund the LEEP procedure, which is scheduled to take place on April 18th, at AIC Kijabe Hospital. This procedure will allow the physicians to decide the best course of treatment for Salome.
Salome says, “I feel confused. This cancer scares me a lot. I think am even ready to have the womb removed as long as the cancer is contained.”