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
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
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
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
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
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
We had a great time at the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon earlier today where we raised awareness about Cancer.
With over 100,000 attendees, this proved to be the biggest edition yet. Well done to Access Bank, Lagos state Government and other stakeholders!
We were able to engage over 5000 runners and marathon goers with our brand, education, awareness and screening initiatives.
Thanks to Access Bank Plc for the support. Kudos to the Leo Burnett Lagos team for volunteer
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