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
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
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
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
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
Cervical cancer is preventable, yet it is the 2nd most common cancer among women in Nigeria.⠀
We have kicked off Cervical Health Month at CancerAware. Join us this January as we cover the subject of Cervical Cancer extensively.⠀
Ladies, don't put it off this month, get your Cervical Screening test done. If you have any questions, kindly send us a direct message .⠀
Don't Keep This To Yourself⠀
Share with your friends.⠀ #cervicalcancerawareness #cervica
We hope you had a restful and refreshing break as we did over here. ⠀
Melody Beattie said, "The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.” ⠀
So what better way to kick start the year than by discussing #Health goals?⠀
Many of us at the beginning of the year make plans - financial, spiritual, family, career, educational e.t.c. How many of us actually make plans for our health? We have this sho
CancerAware attended the World Cancer Congress organised by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), the global cancer control body. This edition took place on October 1st to 4th, 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The World Cancer Congress is the largest gathering of cancer stakeholders, advocates, researchers, public health experts e.t.c from over 150 countries.
It aims to strengthen the participants' action and impact on national, regional and international scal
No one should have to choose between good health and other life necessities.
Today, December 12 is the International Universal Health Coverage Day.
The goal of Universal Health Coverage is to ensure that all people can access essential quality health services without facing financial hardship.
UHC improves people's health, reduces poverty and fuels economic growth.
Today aims to mobilize diverse stakeholders to call for stronger, more equitable health systems to achie
We are celebrating this year's International Volunteer Day by appreciating the selfless individuals who over the years have made up our team of volunteers at CancerAware.
Our volunteers prove that the only right way to live, is to constantly sacrifice and give. They never want anything in return, but are always ready to do great things.
Today, we appreciate them for their devotion, selflessness and commitment to our cause.
Thank you for making the world a better place. #Af
An integral part of our Breast Cancer Early Detection Programme is the community medical outreach. Through this, we are able to offer free breast cancer screening to women in 'hard-to-reach' communities. On Friday, 15th September 2017 at the Palm Avenue Health Centre, we had a free breast screening outreach for women of the Mushin community. The screening exercise was preceeded by a market sensitisation drive on Wednesday,13th of September 2017. A total of 5 markets in Mushin