December 5, International Volunteer Day. We appreciate the selfless individuals who over the years have given their time and energy to our work at CancerAware. Volunteers are truly priceless.
#VolunteerForAnInclusiveFuture #InternationalVolunteerDay #IVD2019 #CancerAwareNigeria #CancerAware #BreastCancerNGONigeria #BreastCancerNGOLagos #BreastCancerScreeningNigeria #BreastCancerTreatmentNigeria #CervicalCancerNGOLagos #CervicalCancerNGONig
Beatrice (not her real name) felt a lump on her left breast one morning while taking a shower. She thought nothing of it. A few months later, she noticed the lump had grown bigger and she also now had upper back pain. Several tests later, she was diagnosed with Stage 2 Breast Cancer. As a petty trader in Lagos, Beatrice had little resources for the treatment of her cancer. She thought of her two children and what would happen to them if she couldn't get timely treatment. Tha
A woman in Florida is recovering well just months after undergoing a new trial vaccine for her breast cancer.
Lee Mercker was diagnosed with DCIS stage zero, a very early form of breast cancer, in March—news that came as a shock to her. “I was healthy,” she told Fox 35. “That’s why I was mad. I was stunned, and everyone around me was more mad and more stunned.”
Mercker was treated at the Mayo Clinic and given the option to join a new clinical trial for a vaccine that tar
Lagos, Nigeria, 14 October 2019.
CancerAware Nigeria is delighted to be one of the 11 cancer organisations across the world selected for a global grants programme to reduce the breast cancer burden.
In Nigeria,11,564 people died from breast cancer in 2018.
"This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, CancerAware Nigeria is proud to announce that it has been selected to receive grant funding as part of an international programme to help reduce the breast cancer burden in Nigeria. T
Last October, the second edition of our #31DaysOfPINK Campaign saw us support the treatment of 32 indigent individuals facing #Cancer
Chemotherapy Cycles Administered
Diagnostic Tests and Medication
Patient Feeding and Transportation
Hospital Admission and Surgery
Thanks to you, we were able to do this.Thank you for being there for our beneficiari
The second edition of our #31DaysOfPINK Breast Cancer Campaign took place in October 2018. Throughout the month, we raised funds to support Breast Cancer treatment for no income and low income women in Nigeria. Below is our impact report. We have now commenced the 3rd edition of the campaign starting October 1, 2019 and its runs until the 31st of the month. We intend to support more indigent women going through Breast Cancer treatment in Nigeria. We thank everyone who was par
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
Cancer begins when healthy cells change and grow uncontrollably. This forms a mass called a tumor. The process of a healthy cell becoming a cancerous one usually takes years. And many genetic, dietary, and lifestyle factors, such as smoking, may influence this process. Cancer chemoprevention uses substances to stop cancer from developing. These substances may be natural or made in a laboratory. A doctor uses chemoprevention to lower a person’s risk of developing cancer, espec
Individuals can reduce their risk of many common cancers by maintaining a healthy weight and making physical activity part of their everyday lives.
Being obese or overweight increases the risk of developing at least 10 types of cancer.
These include; colon cancer, breast cancer, uterine cancer, pancreatic cancer, ovarian cancer, cancer of the oesophagus, kidney cancer, liver cancer, advanced prostate cancer and gallbladder cancer.
Being physically active is recomm
The video above 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. Screening mammograms are recommended once a year for women aged 40 and above. Remember, breast cancer is not a death sentence. Early detection saves lives. Video credits: Discovery for Me #Cancercharitynigeria #cancercharitylagos #cancercharityinnigeria #cancercharityinlagos #b
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
April 24 - 30: World Immunization Week 2019
Celebrated in the last week of April, World Immunization Week aims to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease.
Immunization saves millions of lives every year and is widely recognized as one of the world’s most successful and cost-effective health interventions.
The theme of this year’s campaign is Protected Together: Vaccines Work! and the campaign will celebrate Vaccine Heroes from around the w
You may have never heard of it but cancer can occur in the vulvar.
It is one of the Gynaecological cancers (there are five of them). It is not as common as some of the others such as Cervical cancer or Ovarian cancer, yet it still occurs.
Ladies, be aware and include a quick #SelfCheck in your monthly routine.
How Do I Perform a Vulvar Self-Exam?
1. Stand, squat, sit over the top of a handheld mirror, or lay on a bed with your legs spread making sure you can see your gen
"Health cannot be a question of income; it is a fundamental human right."⠀
Today is #WorldHealthDay and we join the World Health Organisation in commemorating the occasion.
At CancerAware, we advocate that all people have the right to benefit from improved access to cancer treatment and services on equal terms regardless of where they are live without suffering economic hardship as a consequence.⠀
It is important that cancer treatment is affordable.⠀ #world
You can schedule your yearly mammogram around your birthday so it is easy to remember.⠀
Screening mammograms are recommended for women aged 40 and above.⠀
A mammogram is a low dose x-ray that allows doctors called radiologists to look for changes in breast tissue. A mammogram can often find or detect breast cancer early, when it is small and even before a lump can be felt.⠀⠀ A Screening mammogram is used to look for signs of breast cancer in women who don’t have any breast
Hundreds of women have already taken our Pink Pledge.
Ladies, reduce your risk of Breast Cancer.
Click HERE to take the Pink Pledge. #ThePinkPledge #thepinkpledge #CancerAware #Breastcancerngoinlagos #Breastcancerngoinnigeria #Breastcancerngolagos #Breastcancerngonigeria
4 out of 5 people will be infected by HPV at some point in their lives.
While some types of HPV may not have any symptoms and visible signs, there are a few that can harm us and our loved ones. ⠀
HPV is the main risk factor for cervical cancer in women. The good news is cervical cancer can be prevented.⠀
In fact, it is one of the most preventable cancers.⠀
The most common form of cervical cancer starts with precancerous changes on a woman’s cervix. ⠀
There are 2 ways t
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
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