Q: Hello CancerAware, I found a lump in my breast while bathing. What should I do? A: Firstly, don't panic. Secondly, go to a doctor immediately and have the breast lump evaluated. Do NOT ignore any breast lump hoping it will go away. See a doctor immediately to have it checked out. The doctor among other things will recommend imaging tests such as a mammogram or breast ultrasound. A biopsy of the breast lump may also be recommended. OTHER WARNING SIGNS OF BREAST CANCER: Alth
#BreastCancerAwarenessMonth Many of the everyday products we use especially skincare products contain endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). These chemicals affect female hormones particularly the hormone estrogen. Many of these chemicals have a chemical structure similar to estrogen which means they can increase the hormone in your body which can spur the growth of certain types of #BreastCancer and may increase one's risk of developing the disease. Make sure your body cream
Most women diagnosed with breast cancer don’t have a family history of the disease. They are the first in their family to have it. Nevertheless, people with a family history of Breast, Ovarian or Prostate cancer have an increased risk of #BreastCancer. The increased risk is likely due to genetic factors, but may also be due to shared lifestyle factors or other family traits. Your father's side is equally important as your mother's side in determining your personal risk for de
No Evidence of Disease (NED) is a term used when examination and tests can find no cancer in a person who has been treated for cancer. No Evidence of Disease (NED) is very positive and means that the treatments used in treating the cancer were effective. This is our wish for every person undergoing treatment for cancer! We will continue to create more awareness and raise funds to support as many beneficiaries as we can. How can you help?⠀ 1. Donate towards the treatment of a
Cervical cancer is preventable, yet it is the 2nd most common cancer among women in Nigeria. We are running a campaign to educate Nigerians about cervical cancer, its risk factors, screening options, e.t.c. We have put together a Cervical Cancer Factsheet to address some of the common questions. What is Cervical Cancer? Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that develops on the cervix of a woman. The cervix is the narrow part of the lower uterus, which is often referred to as
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
Q: What is a biopsy?⠀ A: A biopsy is the removal of tissue from any part of the body to examine it for disease. Some may remove a small tissue sample with a needle while others may surgically remove a suspicious nodule or lump. While a biopsy may sound scary, it’s important to remember that most are entirely pain-free and low-risk procedures. Depending on your situation, a piece of skin, tissue, organ, or suspected tumor will be surgically removed and sent to a lab for testin
On Saturday the 9th of February 2019, the new NSIA – LUTH Cancer Treatment Centre was officially commissioned at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).
The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) entered into a partnership arrangement with the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) to co-sponsor the development of a world class Oncology centre. Construction of the centre began in March 2018 and a fully functional facility was completed within 9 months.
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
To commemorate the 2019 International World Cancer Day, CancerAware in collaboration with the Association of Radiation and Clinical Oncologists of Nigeria (ARCON) and the Department of Radiotherapy & Oncology, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) is having a free Community Breast Cancer Screening Outreach. Date: Friday, 8th February 2019 Time: 9 a.m to 2 p.m Venue: Old Children’s Emergency (Behind D Block) Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Surulere,
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
"Currently the disease kills 270,000 every year, but we can vaccinate against two strains of HPV, which together are responsible for 70% of all cervical cancer cases."
C.E.O GAVI - The Vaccine Alliance
Nigeria must as a matter of necessity introduce the HPV vaccine into its routine immunisation programme. Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in the country.
What can you do?
Lend your voice to this clarion call. Talk about it with your friends,
HPV or human papillomavirus is the main cause of cervical cancer in women. ⠀⠀
Both men and women can have HPV.⠀
Because HPV has no symptoms, it is hard to know if you or your partner is infected.⠀
Ladies prevent Cervical Cancer.
Visit canceraware.org.ng to see screening centres nationwide.
Don't Keep This To Yourself.⠀
Share with your friends.⠀ #Africanwomen #BreastCancer #breastcancerawareness #BreastCancerAwareness #breastcancercha
February 4. World Cancer Day. We are getting ready for the global event that takes place every year with the aim of uniting the world's population in the fight against Cancer. It aims to to save millions of preventable cancer deaths each year by raising awareness and educating about the disease. It encourages individuals and Governments across the world to take action. So, join us this February 4th and #TakeAction against cancer #WorldCancerDay #February4 #WeCanICan #CancerAw
A risk factor is anything that increases an individual's chances of getting a disease. Some of the risk factors of Cervical Cancer include;⠀
HPV OR HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS⠀
Any sexual or intimate contact with the opposite sex could expose you to high-risk HPV. Both men and women can have HPV.
NOT HAVING REGULAR CERVICAL SCREENING TESTS
Cervical cancer is the only cancer with a pre-cancer stage. Early changes, which may or may not develop into cancer, appear as abnormal cells o
Cervical cancer is preventable yet it is the 2nd most common cancer in Nigeria. HPV or Human papillomavirus is the main cause of cervical cancer in women. What Is HPV campaign by CancerAware Nigeria is aimed at saving women’s lives from cervical cancer through prevention and early detection. To stay informed about about our free screenings in 2019 and also to learn about ways you can reduce your cancer risk, sign up at canceraware.org.ng/newsletter Don't Keep This To Yourself
What are some of the signs of Cervical Cancer? The most common sign of cervical cancer is irregular vaginal bleeding. This may occur in several forms. One is between menstrual periods and even sometimes after sexual intercourse. Also, any form of vaginal bleeding in women who have passed menopause and who no longer have menstrual periods is a big warning sign of cervical cancer and some other gynaecological cancers. Please note that these signs may be caused by conditions oth
Introducing "The Hope Bag"
In collaboration with Nuciano, the award winning Seattle, US based luxury Handbag brand, we are pleased to unveil The Hope Bag
Designed by Nuciano, The Hope Bag is inspired by the brave women facing cancer whom we have had the priviledge of supporting over the years.
100% of proceeds from the bags go towards the treatment of indigent women facing Breast Cancer.
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It comes in 2 colours, Black and Red.
In 2009, Abisola stopped by her hospital and had a routine Pap test done. That decision saved her life.⠀
Her test came back abnormal.⠀
Further testing showed that she had cervical cancer.⠀
Today, she is cancer free and strongly advocates that women should get their cervical screening tests done.
January is #CervicalCancerAwarenessMonth Ladies, schedule your Cervical screening test this month. #2019 #31DaysOfPink #ApplaudingTheSurvivors #BCAM #BeBoldForChange #BreastCancerAw