The history of using a ribbon as a token of remembrance can be traced back to the 19th century. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, red ribbons began appearing to support AIDS awareness, and other charitable organisations and endeavours began following suit. In 1992, Alexandra Penny and Evelyn Lauder (Breast Cancer survivor and senior corporate Vice President of Estée Lauder) teamed up to create a Pink Ribbon. The colour Pink which is the feminine colour of health, has become
Today, March 4 is International HPV Awareness Day.⠀ We are pleased to be an Operating Partner in Nigeria of the International Papilloma Virus Society (IPVS) for the 5th year running.⠀ The global campaign to commemorate this day tagged “One Less Worry" is the first of its kind and aims to increase worldwide understanding of HPV and how it affects us all.⠀ Human Papillomavirus (HPV) directly affects 4 out of 5 of us. While most of us never experience symptoms, the virus can cau
"My name is Olatunji Oluwawemimo. My wife was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2021. This brought so much change to our lives and a major adjustment for the entire family. The journey has not been easy but I thank God for life.
I want to thank CancerAware Nigeria for supporting my wife's treatment by covering the costs of her chemotherapy. You showed up and took over the burden. Myself and my wife cannot but thank you enough for being such a Godsent
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
CancerAware was glad to participate at the 2019 Advanced Breast Cancer conference in Lisbon, Portugal.
New knowledge on latest developments in the area of Breast cancer was gained from the impressive lineup of speakers & facilitators.
Well done to the ABC Global Alliance and the European School of Oncology for putting together an impactful programme.
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
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
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
Despite being a potentially preventable disease, Cervical Cancer remains, for several reasons, one of the most important causes of mortality and morbidity in Nigeria.
To address this, we present 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 Funding Programme, this one day conference will feature presenters from University College London Ho
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
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
"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
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
Day 2 of the 6th WE CAN Africa Breast and Cervical Cancer Advocacy Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa.
WE CAN Africa 2019 is hosted in collaboration with the Cancer Alliance and Advocates for Breast Cancer and has brought together advocates from over 10 countries as well as local clinicians and policy makers.
Yesterday, CancerAware made a presentation of our Know Your Normal™ Programme, our latest initiative supported by the University of Washington and WE CAN. #WECAN #Ca
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