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 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
If a woman has had a mastectomy because of #BreastCancer she may choose to have reconstructive plastic surgery. It can restore symmetry between the two breasts by replacing skin, breast tissue, and the removed nipple.⠀
Breast reconstruction surgery is the creation of a new breast shape, or mound, using surgery. It may be done after removal of a whole breast (mastectomy) or part of the breast (breast-conserving surgery).⠀ ⠀
She can have reconstruction at the same time as brea
Do you know the symptoms of breast cancer? Remember, women diagnosed at the earliest stage of breast cancer are more likely to survive the disease compared to those diagnosed at the advanced stages. There are some symptoms associated with the disease that you should be aware of. If you are experiencing any or all of these symptoms you should see your doctor immediately. A change in the shape and size of a breast. A change in the shape of the nipple, especially if it becomes i
Cancers that start in a woman's reproductive system are called gynaecological cancers. There are 5 of them. Ladies, do you know the 5 different types? They are; Cervical cancer Ovarian cancer Vulvar cancer Vaginal cancer Womb cancer - also called uterine cancer or endometrial cancer What is Cervical cancer? Cervical cancer is cancer that starts in the neck of the womb. The neck of the womb is called the cervix. The womb and cervix are part of a woman's reproductive system, wh
We were live on radio last Tuesday on "Health Matters with Dr Julz" at Nigeria Info 99.3 FM to talk about our #WhatIsHPV cervical cancer campaign. We also had with us Dr Adewunmi Alabi, a Consultant Radiation Oncologist at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) to talk about the cervical cancer incidence in Nigeria. We had a great time with the audience having the opportunity to call in to the show and answer questions on cervical cancer in order to win free screening
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
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
As part of our #WomenEverywhere breast cancer campaign, we started an initiative called #ThePinkPledge The goal is to encourage ladies to reduce their risk of breast cancer by doing the following; 1. Conducting a breast self examination at least once a month. 2. Having a clinical breast examination done by a healthcare professional at least once a year. 3. Speaking to a doctor about other recommended breast cancer screening tests (i.e mammograms) especially from the age of 40
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
Free Breast Cancer Screening.
Date: Thursday, 27th October 2016 Venue: Ikeja City Mall
Time: 10 a.m to 4 p.m Attendees will get -
Clinical breast exams
Tutorials on how to conduct breast self examinations At absolutely no cost. Pre - registration required.
To attend and receive your free screening voucher, register online at canceraware.org.ng/register Tag all the women you care about. #Breastcancer #WomenEverywhere #LookFeelCheck #ThePinkPledge #BCAM
Women are still dying from breast cancer in Nigeria. Donate to our #WomenEverywhere campaign to help save lives from breast cancer. From as little as N1000, you can help. Funds go towards the treatment of indigent women diagnosed with breast cancer. Give securely and easily at canceraware.org.ng/donate #WomenEverywhere #LookFeelCheck #ThePinkPledge #BCAM #Breastcancer #CancerAwareNigeria #canceraware #Lagos #nigeria #NGO #NonProfit #CancerNGOinNigeria #breastcancernigeria #ce
Our friends at SureAid.co are joining us on our #WomenEverywhere breast cancer campaign. SureAid is Nigeria’s Gift Card fundraising platform that allows supporters to make everyday purchases with a gift card and give to a cause at the same time. You can pay for groceries, electronics, fashion and more with gift cards while contributing to a cause. This is all at no extra cost to you. With major online and offline retailers including GAME, Printivo, Jumia - to mention a few, S