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Homa Bay Woman Representative Gladys Wanga has opened up to the public about her battle with colorectal cancer.

She was diagnosed with the disease in 2014 and now points out that the disease has dragged many into early graves because it’s diagnosed late when it has advanced to an advanced stage.

The politician was talking before the National Assembly’s Health Committe.

Wanga is now fronting the Cancer Prevention and Control (Amendment) Bill 2015 to be passed.

Homa Bay Women Rep, Hon. Gladys Wanga
Homa Bay Women Rep, Hon. Gladys Wanga

She was forced to reveal her condition only a day after the demise of Safaricom’s CEO, Bob Collymore, who passed on after a brave battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia.

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The Homa Bay Woman Rep is now pushing the bill so that cancer can be considered a component of primary care in health facilities in the country.

“Chair this bill is so personal to me because I am speaking from experience. I was diagnosed with cancer and before diagnosis, I could not tell what I was suffering from because sometimes the disease is there, and you do not feel pain.

The main issue is that many people have been misdiagnosed because even the doctors themselves cannot tell from the onset that someone has cancer.” she said

Also bravely battling stage four Colorectal Cancer is Kibra MP Ken Okoth whose health is notably improving after months of treatment abroad

Also Read: More Kenyan MPS visit their ailing Kibra counterpart Ken Okoth in Paris, France (Photos)

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