PRESS RELEASE Lagos. March 4, 2020 March 4 is the International HPV Awareness Day. This is a global event to raise awareness on the human papillomavirus (HPV) - a virus associated with 1 in 20 cancer cases in the world. In 2018, HPV was responsible for 48.4% of cancer cases caused by infections in Africa. (Source: International Agency for Research on Cancer) HPV is a very common virus. There are over 200 types of HPV. They are categorised into low-risk and high-risk HPV. Some
Official photos from our #CervicalCancerConference2019 which took place last Wednesday in Lagos.
Despite being a potentially preventable disease, Cervical Cancer remains, for several reasons, one of the leading causes of mortality and morbidity in Nigeria.
To address this, we put together the 1st edition of the Cervical Cancer Conference 2019 with the theme "Towards Better Prevention and Detection of Cervical Cancer"
Supported by the University College London Global Fundin
Abisola survived cervical cancer at age 27. She was very fortunate. Not many women diagnosed with cervical cancer in Nigeria live to tell the story.
Around 14000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year in Nigeria. It is the second most common cancer after breast cancer.
The main risk factor for cervical cancer is a virus called HPV (human papillomavirus). It is a very common sexually transmitted infection.
There is a vaccine which protects against two
Girls began queuing at their local school with their friends, waiting for their names to be called. Many were apprehensive. After all, most of them had not had a vaccination since they were babies. It was 2013 and a new vaccine had arrived in Kanyirabanyana, a village in the Gakenke district of Rwanda. Reached by a reddened earth road, the village is surrounded by rolling hills and plantations growing crops from bananas to potatoes. Unlike the 10 vaccines already offered to y
March 4 is International HPV Awareness Day. HPV can affect anyone. All races, nationalities, ages, genders. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from - we are all affected by HPV directly or indirectly, and we’re all at risk of being harmed by HPV and HPV related cancers. Many people with HPV have no visible signs and may still be at risk for getting cancer. HPV is a sexually transmitted infection. Condoms do not eliminate the risk of spread of HPV. Getting tested an
Metastatic cancer is a cancer that has spread from the part of the body where it started (the primary site) to other parts of the body. ⠀
When cancer cells break away from a tumor, they can travel to other areas of the body through the bloodstream or the lymph system (a collection of vessels that carry fluid and immune system ⠀
Cancer cells have to go through several steps to spread to new parts of the body:⠀
– They have to be able to break away from the origi
An integral part of our Breast Cancer Early Detection Programme is the Community health outreach. Through this, we are able to take free Breast Cancer screening to women. On Friday, 8th of February 2019 at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi - Araba, we had a free Breast screening outreach for women of the community. This was to commemorate the 2019 World Cancer Day. A total of 220 women were screened for Breast cancer. Beneficiaries received Wellness checks, C
Once a month.⠀
That is all it takes to do a Breast Self-Examination.⠀ A breast self-examination is a technique which allows a woman to examine her breast tissue for any physical or visual changes.⠀
It involves the woman herself looking at and feeling each breast for possible lumps, distortions, swelling, changes to the skin and texture of the breast, e.t.c
You should have a breast self- examination at least once a month and a clinical breast examination at
Men don't get breast cancer.⠀
Men may not think of themselves as having breasts. However, the fact is men have breast tissue. So, although it is rare; men can get breast cancer!⠀
Credits: Susan G Komen #14000reasons
At CancerAware, we believe every woman should have access to vital information which could help her to prevent cancer or detect it at its earliest stages. ⠀
This is the focus of our work and we won't rest until every woman is educated and informed about breast and gynaecological cancers and the resources available to her for prevention and early diagnosis.⠀ #14000Reasons #31DaysofPINK #BreastCancer #breastcancerafrica #breastcancerawareness #breastCancercharityinlagos #brea
Thank you The Guardian Nigeria for the feature of our Community Health outreach of Friday, 8th February 2019.
A big thank you to all the women who braved the early morning rain on Friday to attend our first Community outreach of 2019
As at 8 a.m, we already had over 70 women present. This gladdens our heart as it shows more and more women are committed to their health.
At the end of the day, 220 women were screened for Breast Cancer
See full article HERE #breastcancer
Around 14000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year in Nigeria. The Federal Government must as a matter of urgency introduce the HPV vaccination for girls. Abisola survived cervical cancer at age 27. She was very fortunate. Not many women diagnosed with cervical cancer in Nigeria live to tell the story. The Facts Around 14000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year in Nigeria. It is the second most common cancer after breast cancer. The main risk factor
Dr Abosede Lewu is a Gynaecologist and Public Health advocate. Here, she lends her voice to Cervical Cancer awareness in Nigeria by advocating for women to get screened. She had this to say; "As a Gynaecologist, seeing women with advanced cervical cancer is painful. It is an entirely preventable disease. Let us do better. All women should screen regularly."⠀ Ladies, you can prevent cervical cancer through regular screening. There are also vaccines which protect against the HP