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
On Saturday the 9th of February 2019, the new NSIA – LUTH Cancer Treatment Centre was officially commissioned at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).
The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) entered into a partnership arrangement with the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) to co-sponsor the development of a world class Oncology centre. Construction of the centre began in March 2018 and a fully functional facility was completed within 9 months.
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
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,
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.
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
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
Ikeja here we come!
Our next free breast screening comes to Ikeja City Mall next Wednesday! Date: Wednesday 11 October 2017.
Time: 9.30am to 4pm
Venue: Ikeja City Mall, Alausa,Ikeja. Pre-registration required.
Register at canceraware.org.ng/signup to receive your free screening voucher. Participants will receive;
Free clinical breast exams
Free wellness checks
Free mammograms (for women aged 40+)
Tutorials on breast self examinations.
All at no cost.
This is a pr
"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.” - Melody Beattie Here are a few new year resolution suggestions from us. 1. In 2017, I will choose healthy lifestyle habits. 2. In 2017, I will eat more vegetables and fruits. 3. In 2017, I will exercise. 4. In 2017, I will go for at least one comprehensive medical check up. Here’s wishing you a fabulous and health smart 2017! Team CancerAware #2017
This is where we are going.
And we will get there with your help. What can I do to help, you may ask? There are many ways you can help us achieve our goal faster. 1. Choose healthy lifestyle habits Eat more of vegetables and fruits
Reduce the intake of red meat and avoid processed meat
If you smoke, commit to quit.
Reduce or quit alcohol.
Exercise 2. Go for recommended cancer screenings
Breast cancer, cervical cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer are some of the commo
To commemorate this year's Giving Tuesday, we collaborated with Hubmart a leading retail brand in Nigeria to have an in-store awareness event. This was as part of our #EveryMonthIsPink breast cancer campaign. Over a thousand people were educated on cancer through our information brochures and we were also able to raise funds to support the treatment of indigent women with breast cancer. Here are some photos from the event. #GivingTuesday #GivingTuesday #CancerAwareNigeria #Ca
You have heard the saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” Apples contain a powerful antioxidant called flavonoid and they have one of the highest concentrations of it among fruits. Antioxidants are key elements in preventing some types of cancer, because they stabilise free radicals that can otherwise damage our DNA and begin the process of cancer development. So, when last did you have an apple? #WellnessWednesday #CancerAware #EveryMonthIsPink #CancerAwareNigeria #a
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