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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Colorectal cancer is also known as colon or rectal cancer. It is the development of cancer in the colon or rectum (parts of the large intestine). It is preventable and treatable if found early. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in Nigerian men (after prostate and liver cancer) and the fourth most common cancer in Nigerian women (after breast, cervical and liver cancer). This month, you can help reduce your risk and raise awareness for the prevention and early
It was not long after CancerAware Nigeria started as an NGO that we quickly came to accept the realities of being a non-profit in the country and the huge importance of our work. Soon, it became obvious that to fight the growing cancer rate in Nigeria, one would need to go beyond the cancer walks and gala nights to the tangible and intangible nature of cancer, mainly the availability and access to treatment facilities. As such, we embarked on a needs assessment in Lagos state
In the 1990s, the world saw high fatalities from HIV and AIDS. In the last decade, cancer has replaced this, quickly becoming the new disease plaguing both the developed and emerging countries. To a large extent, a functional healthcare system is the main difference between emerging and advanced nations in this regard.The figures are alarming in Africa. In recent times, the cancer mortality rates are as high as those of hunger, HIV and AIDS. The case rate is even more terribl