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
Last October, the second edition of our #31DaysOfPINK Campaign saw us support the treatment of 32 indigent individuals facing #Cancer
Chemotherapy Cycles Administered
Diagnostic Tests and Medication
Patient Feeding and Transportation
Hospital Admission and Surgery
Thanks to you, we were able to do this.Thank you for being there for our beneficiari
Cervical cancer is preventable, yet it is the 2nd most common cancer among women in Nigeria. We are running a campaign to educate Nigerians about cervical cancer, its risk factors, screening options, e.t.c. We have put together a Cervical Cancer Factsheet to address some of the common questions. What is Cervical Cancer? Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that develops on the cervix of a woman. The cervix is the narrow part of the lower uterus, which is often referred to as
March 4 is International HPV Awareness Day. HPV can affect anyone. All races, nationalities, ages, genders. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from - we are all affected by HPV directly or indirectly, and we’re all at risk of being harmed by HPV and HPV related cancers. Many people with HPV have no visible signs and may still be at risk for getting cancer. HPV is a sexually transmitted infection. Condoms do not eliminate the risk of spread of HPV. Getting tested an
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
Thank you The Guardian Nigeria for the feature of our Community Health outreach of Friday, 8th February 2019.
A big thank you to all the women who braved the early morning rain on Friday to attend our first Community outreach of 2019
As at 8 a.m, we already had over 70 women present. This gladdens our heart as it shows more and more women are committed to their health.
At the end of the day, 220 women were screened for Breast Cancer
See full article HERE #breastcancer
To commemorate the 2019 International World Cancer Day, CancerAware in collaboration with the Association of Radiation and Clinical Oncologists of Nigeria (ARCON) and the Department of Radiotherapy & Oncology, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) is having a free Community Breast Cancer Screening Outreach. Date: Friday, 8th February 2019 Time: 9 a.m to 2 p.m Venue: Old Children’s Emergency (Behind D Block) Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Surulere,
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
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
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
We are very excited to be the #ToolzCharityOfTheMonth this October the Breast Cancer Awareness Month. #CancerAware #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth #CancerNGONigeria #CancerNGOLagos #BreastCancerNGONigeria #BreastCancerNGOLagos
An integral part of our Breast Cancer Early Detection Programme is the community medical outreach. Through this, we are able to take free breast cancer screening to women. On Wednesday, 11th of October 2017 at the Ikeja City Mall, we had a free breast screening outreach for women of Ikeja community. The screening exercise was preceded by a market sensitisation drive on Tuesday,10th of October 2017. 205 women were screened and over 1500 persons were educated about breast cance
BLU goes PINK Thanks to our partners Radisson Blu Lagos for joining us in our #31DaysOfPink campaign.
In this month of October, they have put together several packages to support our fight against breast cancer.
Some of these include the Survivors’ Dinner, which is an all expense paid dinner for the brave women who have fought and beaten breast cancer.
In addition to this, we are beneficiaries of their annual ‘Love Blu, Be Pink’ pink room project.
We had an activation
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
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.
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