We are very excited to be the #ToolzCharityOfTheMonth this October the Breast Cancer Awareness Month. #CancerAware #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth #CancerNGONigeria #CancerNGOLagos #BreastCancerNGONigeria #BreastCancerNGOLagos
Ovarian cancer is the deadliest gynaecological disease. The American Cancer Society says that among the gynaecological cancers, ovarian cancer has the highest rate of deaths. Unfortunately, it is difficult to catch in its early stages. This is why women should pay attention to their bodies for any unusual changes. WHAT IS OVARIAN CANCER? The ovaries are part of a woman's reproductive system. When cancer starts in the ovaries, it is called ovarian cancer. Women have two ovarie
Our innovative digital health messaging service delivers up-to-date, relevant and consistent health information directly to your mobile phones. The first of its kind Voice and SMS service on cancer in Nigeria.⠀
Since 2016 when we commenced the daily service, it has seen thousands of Nigerians from across the country signing up and benefiting from it. This means more Nigerians are better informed and educated about cancer. ⠀
To sign up, simply send a text message to the co
Q: What is Early Detection of cancer?⠀
A: It means to find cancer early, while it’s small and before it has spread.⠀
Adults should have regular tests called cancer screening tests. These tests help health care providers find common cancers before they cause symptoms.
For example, regular screening can find cancers of the breast, colon, rectum, cervix, mouth, and skin early. If cancer is found early, it can be easier to treat. Survival also tends to be longer for those
The TOTAL Charity Golf Tournament organised by TOTAL E & P Nigeria is an annual event demonstrating the organisation's commitment to the communities in which it operates and is designed to raise funds for selected charities. CancerAware along with The Pacelli School for the Blind were the two recipients of the 2017 Total Charity Golf Tournament award. The golf tournament which took place at the Ikoyi Golf course featured professional golfers from across the country. Nicolas T
The Healthcare Nigeria conference took place in Lagos, Nigeria on the 4th and 5th of July, 2018 at the Lagos Oriental, Victoria Island. We were charity partner for the event. It is the biggest healthcare conference in Nigeria bringing together stakeholder groups to proffer practical solutions to the challenges of healthcare in the country. The Healthcare Nigeria conference is an initiative of Hygeia HMO. The theme for this year's edition was - "Sustainable Healthcare: The Roa
“It was in 2013. I had this swelling under my armpit, so I went to a private hospital and was wrongly diagnosed there. Then, I was really big… the doctor told me it was a fatty tissue.” Those were the words of Caroline Obayuwana, a breast cancer survivor, as she recounted her excruciating experience in the hands of the ailment. She had come for her regular screening at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) in April which this time was organised by Cancer Aware, a non-
The video below outlines the simple steps for a breast self-examination. Ladies, you should have a breast self- examination at least once a month and a clinical breast examination at least once a year. Remember, breast cancer is not a death sentence. Early detection saves lives. Video credits: Modasta Health #BreastCancer #BreastCancerAwareness #breastcancernigeria #CancerNGOLagos #CancerNGOinNigeria #breastcancerngoinlagos #breastcancerngoinnigeria #breastcancerscreeninglago
The inaugural SheCan Nigeria conference took place in Lagos on the 13th and 14th of April 2018. CancerAware was the official charity partner for the event.
With the theme #SheCanDoMore, the event was a capacity building conference for women from all walks of life.There were mentoring opportunities and networking with leaders from different sectors and industries. Speakers included;
Tonye Cole. M.D Sahara Group (Keynote Speaker)
Mary Njoku. C.E.O ROK TV
Oremeyi Akah. C.O
Friday, 13th April 2018 marked a major milestone for cancer control in Nigeria. It was the formal launch of the National Cancer Control Plan (2018 - 2022) by the Federal Ministry of Health in Abuja. It was the culmination of months of tireless work by stakeholders from diverse backgrounds and expertise in cancer control and prevention. The Priority areas of action of the National Cancer Control Plan include; Prevention Diagnosis and Treatment Hospice and Palliative Care Advoc
We were recently at the 5th WECAN Africa Breast and Cervical Cancer Advocacy Summit in Lusaka, Zambia. The 2 day programme took place on the 23rd and 24th of March, 2018 at the Radisson Blu, Lusaka. It was a unique platform to learn and collaborate with cancer advocacy professionals from various parts of the African continent and the United States. Well done to the WECAN Africa team for putting together an impactful summit and the Zambian Cancer Society for being great hosts.
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. Ladies, get your cervical screening test done. Click here to see our list of cervical screening centres in Nigeria. #SheBeatCancer Series #cervicalcancerfoundationnigeria #cervicalc
The Africa Healthcare Week is Africa's largest healthcare event in Europe. Now in its 5th year, this year's edition took place on the 6th and 7th of March at the Olympia London. It featured high level speakers from across the African continent. It was a unique platform to learn and collaborate, with health care professionals from over 50 countries. Here are some of our photos from the 2 day event. . . .#AfricaHealthcareWeek #CancerAware #LearningandDevelopment #GlobalNetworks
Do you know the symptoms of breast cancer? Remember, women diagnosed at the earliest stage of breast cancer are more likely to survive the disease compared to those diagnosed at the advanced stages. There are some symptoms associated with the disease that you should be aware of. If you are experiencing any or all of these symptoms you should see your doctor immediately. A change in the shape and size of a breast. A change in the shape of the nipple, especially if it becomes i
We are super excited to have been chosen as one of the 3 charities in Nigeria to benefit from the Flutterwave #ShareTheLove campaign. Flutterwave Inc is a global digital payment technology company with headquarters in San Francisco and offices in Lagos, Nairobi, Accra and Johannesburg.
#ShareTheLove is a campaign that highlights some of Flutterwave's core values which include community and shared prosperity.
From now until Wednesday, the 21st of February 2018, they will b
Shomolu community, here we come!⠀
Our next free breast screening comes up this Thursday!⠀ Free Breast Cancer screening.⠀
Date: Thursday 8 December 2018.⠀
Time: 10am to 4pm⠀
Venue: Shomolu Local Government Secretariat. 1- 3 Durosinmi Street, Shomolu, Lagos. Participants will receive ⠀
Free clinical breast exams⠀
Free wellness checks⠀
Free mammograms (for women aged 40+)⠀
Tutorials on breast self examinations.⠀
All at no cost.⠀
For enquires, kindly call 08188046560
Cervical cancer is preventable yet it is the 2nd most common cancer in Nigeria.⠀HPV or human papillomma virus is the main cause of cervical cancer in women.⠀ HPV is a sexually transmitted infection. ⠀
Both men and women can have HPV. ⠀
It has no signs or symptoms.⠀ ⠀
Ladies, get screened today. Don't put it off any longer.⠀ We have put together a list of screening centres in Nigeria, click here #Cancercharitynigeria #Cancercharitylagos #Cancercharityinnigeria #Cancercharit
January 2018 is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. As part of our efforts at African Health Magazine to increase awareness, we published an article on the 5 things you need to know about cervical cancer here. Also, we are aware of the efforts of some non-governmental public health organisations, so we decided to speak to Tolulope Falowo. She is the founder and Executive Director of CancerAware Nigeria, responsible for the vision, strategy and oversight of the activities of the
Prevent cervical cancer with the right screening test at the right time.
Cervical screening tests can find abnormal cells so they can be treated before they turn into cancer. Read full article at http://bit.ly/2kzrlvB We have put together a list of screening centres in Lagos and other cities. For more information on where you can get screened, click here Don't Keep This To Yourself.
You May Be Saving A Life. #WhatIsHPV #CervicalCancerAwarenessMonth #Cervic