The history of using a ribbon as a token of remembrance can be traced back to the 19th century. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, red ribbons began appearing to support AIDS awareness, and other charitable organisations and endeavours began following suit. In 1992, Alexandra Penny and Evelyn Lauder (Breast Cancer survivor and senior corporate Vice President of Estée Lauder) teamed up to create a Pink Ribbon. The colour Pink which is the feminine colour of health, has become
"My name is Olatunji Oluwawemimo. My wife was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2021. This brought so much change to our lives and a major adjustment for the entire family. The journey has not been easy but I thank God for life.
I want to thank CancerAware Nigeria for supporting my wife's treatment by covering the costs of her chemotherapy. You showed up and took over the burden. Myself and my wife cannot but thank you enough for being such a Godsent
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
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
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
You have finally decided to get a mammogram done. Screening mammograms are recommended for women from age 40 upwards.
Here are some tips for your first mammogram
1. Schedule at the right time
Schedule your mammogram when your breasts are not tender or swollen to help reduce discomfort and get good pictures. Try to avoid the week just before your period.
2. Don't wear deodorant or antiperspirant on the day of your mammogram.
The compounds commonly found in deodorants, some
Ovarian cancer is the deadliest gynaecological disease. The American Cancer Society says that among the gynaecological cancers, 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. WHAT IS OVARIAN CANCER? The ovaries are part of a woman's reproductive system. When cancer starts in the ovaries, it is called ovarian cancer. Women have two ovarie
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in Nigeria.
Help save lives of women in Nigeria from breast cancer by donating to our free screening and patient support programmes.
Donate easily and securely on our website - canceraware.org.ng/donate
. #breastcancerinnigeria #breastcancerngoinlagos #breastcancernigeria #cervicalcancerngolagos #cervicalcancerngonigeria #cervicalcancernigeria #cervicalcancer #Cancerawarenigeria #WeAreCancerAware #cancerngosinnigeria #CancerNGOLago
Today, 31st May 2018 is World #NoTobaccoDay This year's campaign with the theme "Tobacco Breaks Hearts" seeks to highlight the impact tobacco has on the cardiovascular health of people worldwide. Tobacco smoking is linked to at least 16 different types of cancer including lung cancer.⠀Also, non-smokers who inhale tobacco smoke may increase their risk of lung cancer and heart disease.⠀⠀
If you smoke, commit to quit.⠀⠀
If you are a non-smoker, avoid second hand smoke.⠀⠀ The
"Raising awareness about cancer is something I'm really passionate about, so its great to be able to work with the CancerAware team and spread the word in my own community." Ayodeji has been a volunteer with CancerAware since 2017. #cancerawarenigeria #canceraware #WeAreCancerAware #VolunteersAreGold #May1st #WorkersDay
Friday, 13th April 2018 marked a major milestone for cancer control in Nigeria. It was the formal launch of the National Cancer Control Plan (2018 - 2022) by the Federal Ministry of Health in Abuja. It was the culmination of months of tireless work by stakeholders from diverse backgrounds and expertise in cancer control and prevention. The Priority areas of action of the National Cancer Control Plan include; Prevention Diagnosis and Treatment Hospice and Palliative Care Advoc
Shomolu community, here we come!⠀
Our next free breast screening comes up this Thursday!⠀ Free Breast Cancer screening.⠀
Date: Thursday 8 December 2018.⠀
Time: 10am to 4pm⠀
Venue: Shomolu Local Government Secretariat. 1- 3 Durosinmi Street, Shomolu, Lagos. 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.⠀
For enquires, kindly call 08188046560
This past month, we were proud to work with brands who are committed to women's health in Africa. Here are some of the brands who supported our #31DaysOfPink Breast Cancer campaign. Radisson Blu Lagos Tara GAME Remita Beauty Bank Melia by Jade Kene Rapu Kiniyidun PillowTalk9ja Join us in applauding their efforts to amplify our mission! #Partnerships #BrandsWithHeart #CSR #FightingCancerTogether #WeAreCancerAware #AreYou #Cancercharitynigeria #Cancercharitylagos #Cancercharity
We will be on 'Health Matters with Dr Julz' at Nigeria Info 99.3 FM tomorrow, Tuesday 17th October 2017.
Time: 1pm to 1.30pm. We will be looking at the '8 Signs of Breast Cancer You Might Not Know'
We will also be giving away 20 free mammogram screening vouchers to callers courtesy of our partners @actfoundation_ .
Don't forget to tune in!
Don't Keep This To Yourself
Share With Your Friends
Early Detection Saves Lives.
. #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth #31DaysOfPink #WeA