Where to Get: Free/Low-Cost Breast Cancer Screening in Zimbabwe

Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in Zimbabwe affecting women (according to 2012 statistics, the third most common, after Cervical cancer and Kaposi’s Sarcoma), and the third most common cause of death among those cancers. It’s such a devastating disease because women tend to present when it’s too late. The heartbreak when one has to look a patient in the eyes and say, “There’s nothing we can do.” The trauma of sitting and pretty much having to wait to die.

One of my colleagues sent me this informative YouTube video on breast cancer, and, on her request, I’m sharing it on my blog:

For this reason, October has been chosen as Breast Cancer Awareness month worldwide, to encourage women to get screened for breast cancer. Zimbabwean organisations have also joined in to give women greater access to screening and education so they can be treated in time, if need be.

So, here is a list of places you can get screened for breast cancer. The list is not exhaustive; as more organisations make themselves know, I’ll update the list, and continue to share this post. Let every woman in your family know.

West End Clinic

Source: Facebook

Hatcliffe Clinic
Hatcliffe Clinic is offering free breast screening on the 7th of October from 9am to 2pm.

Address: 1064 1st street, Hatcliffe

Tel: (04) 860562

Cancer Association of Zimabawe
Cancer Association of Zimbabwe is offering breast cancer up to the 31st of October for only a dollar.

Source: CAZ Website

Population Services Zimbabwe
Breast Cancer screening is happening there as well for $5. Go there today:

Address: 9 Bisley Circle

Tel: (04) 740558
(04) 740573

Mpilo Hospital
Mpilo Hospital is also offering breast cancer screening in Bulawayo for free.

Let me know of any other places I may have left out, that we spread the word. Let’s get screened for breast cancer.

Until next time… your Quarter Wife.

7 thoughts on “Where to Get: Free/Low-Cost Breast Cancer Screening in Zimbabwe

  1. Reblogged this on Life with Dimples and commented:
    October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. This post by the Quarter Wife has very valuable information on the various places you can get screened. Please take the time to read through, find the nearest place to you and get tested! Early detection can save your life!

    Liked by 1 person

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