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
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
Introducing "The Hope Bag"
In collaboration with Nuciano, the award winning Seattle, US based luxury Handbag brand, we are pleased to unveil The Hope Bag
Designed by Nuciano, The Hope Bag is inspired by the brave women facing cancer whom we have had the priviledge of supporting over the years.
100% of proceeds from the bags go towards the treatment of indigent women facing Breast Cancer.
Support our work and get The Hope Bag.
It comes in 2 colours, Black and Red.
Malawi, Tanzania and Zimbabwe have joined the growing list of African countries to introduce the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine into their routine immunisation programme.
Other African countries to do this include Uganda, Rwanda, Botswana, Mauritius, Seychelles and South Africa.
The vast majority of Cervical Cancer deaths are now preventable through safe and effective HPV vaccines
Cervical Cancer is on track to overtake childbirth as the developing world’s biggest
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 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
It is exactly a year since we completed our quality improvement project of the Cancer Treatment Centre at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH)
The extensive renovation project was completed in under 3 weeks and included the donation of furniture, medical equipment and a general overhaul of the facility.
Our sincere appreciation to everyone who made it possible especially the staff and members of the Department of Radiotherapy and Oncology, LUTH who gave us all t
Every day, women are still dying from breast cancer in Nigeria and we won't rest until every woman knows that there are resources available to her for prevention and early detection. Kindly donate to our #WomenEverywhere campaign to help save lives from breast cancer. N1000 can provide one woman with a comprehensive, easy-to-understand information pack on breast cancer. N2000 can provide a clinical breast examination for one woman. N3500 can provide a breast ultrasound for on
As part of our #WomenEverywhere breast cancer campaign, we organised a free breast cancer screening on Thursday, the 27th of October at the Ikeja City Mall, Alausa. Participants had clinical breast examinations and wellness checks. They were also taught how to do breast self examinations. Over 80 women were screened. Also, about 500 people were educated on cancer. Here are some photos from the event. Volunteers at the event Medicheck Mobile Clinic A participant being screened
Our volunteers prove that the only right way to live, is to constantly sacrifice and give. Great volunteers never want anything in return, but are always ready to do great things. By choosing to work for us without a fee, they have proven that their time and talents are priceless. Today, we appreciate them for their devotion, selflessness and commitment to our cause. Thank you for making the world a better place. #volunteers #CancerAwareNigeria #CancerAware #Breastcancer #bre
Ovarian cancer, "the silent killer," is the deadliest gynaecological disease. The American Cancer Society says that among the gynaecological cancers (cancer of the uterus, cervical cancer and ovarian cancer), 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. We will briefly look at some symptoms of ovarian cancer. The ovaries are part of a w