Beatrice (not her real name) felt a lump on her left breast one morning while taking a shower. She thought nothing of it. A few months later, she noticed the lump had grown bigger and she also now had upper back pain. Several tests later, she was diagnosed with Stage 2 Breast Cancer. As a petty trader in Lagos, Beatrice had little resources for the treatment of her cancer. She thought of her two children and what would happen to them if she couldn't get timely treatment. Tha
A woman in Florida is recovering well just months after undergoing a new trial vaccine for her breast cancer.
Lee Mercker was diagnosed with DCIS stage zero, a very early form of breast cancer, in March—news that came as a shock to her. “I was healthy,” she told Fox 35. “That’s why I was mad. I was stunned, and everyone around me was more mad and more stunned.”
Mercker was treated at the Mayo Clinic and given the option to join a new clinical trial for a vaccine that tar
Lagos, Nigeria, 14 October 2019.
CancerAware Nigeria is delighted to be one of the 11 cancer organisations across the world selected for a global grants programme to reduce the breast cancer burden.
In Nigeria,11,564 people died from breast cancer in 2018.
"This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, CancerAware Nigeria is proud to announce that it has been selected to receive grant funding as part of an international programme to help reduce the breast cancer burden in Nigeria. T
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
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
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
May 14th - 20th 2017 was Women's Health Week. The goal of this annual event is to empower women to make their health a priority. The week also serves as a time to encourage women to take steps to improve their health. We collaborated with our charity partner Hubmart to commemorate this year's Women's Health Week by having an in-store awareness campaign on breast and cervical cancer. The event took place on Tuesday, May 16th 2017. We gave out free cervical screening vouchers t
It's Women's Health Week.
Ladies, take steps for a healthier you! Go for recommended cancer screenings as and when due.
Ask us about our WellWoman screening.
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#Mammo1000 is an initiative by CancerAware Nigeria to provide 1000 free mammograms and breast ultrasounds to indigent women in 2017. The cost per beneficiary is N10,000.00 (Ten Thousand Naira) To support this campaign, kindly donate easily and securely at canceraware.org.ng/donate Together, we will reduce the cancer incidence in Nigeria #Mammo1000 #breastcancerngoinlagos #breastcancerinnigeria #BreastCancer #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth #breastcancerngoinnigeria #Freebreastcanc