January 2018 is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. As part of our efforts at African Health Magazine to increase awareness, we published an article on the 5 things you need to know about cervical cancer here. Also, we are aware of the efforts of some non-governmental public health organisations, so we decided to speak to Tolulope Falowo. She is the founder and Executive Director of CancerAware Nigeria, responsible for the vision, strategy and oversight of the activities of the
Prevent cervical cancer with the right screening test at the right time.
Cervical screening tests can find abnormal cells so they can be treated before they turn into cancer. Read full article at http://bit.ly/2kzrlvB We have put together a list of screening centres in Lagos and other cities. For more information on where you can get screened, click here Don't Keep This To Yourself.
You May Be Saving A Life. #WhatIsHPV #CervicalCancerAwarenessMonth #Cervic
Yes, that's correct. Cervical cancer is 100% preventable, yet it is the second most common cancer among women in Nigeria. The good news is that cervical cancer is preventable and treatable if detected early. Today, we are kicking off Cervical Health Month. Join us this January as we cover the subject of cervical cancer extensively. We will look at the causes, risk factors, symptoms, screening and treatment options. Don't Keep This To Yourself.
You May Be Sa
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 sampled s
A Memorable 2017. Our 2017 Memories in Pictures Here is a recap of some of CancerAware’s activities this year. . January Launch of our #WhatIsHPV cervical cancer campaign . February World Cancer Day 2017 free community health screening Walk for Cancer Prevention in partnership with Oceanic Health . March International Women’s Day outreach . May Women’s Health Week outreach in partnership with Hubmart. Launch of the Well Woman screening service in collaboration with partner di
CancerAware's Executive Director presenting the donation to the Deputy CMAC of LUTH On Wednesday, the 13th of December 2017, we donated chemotherapy medication worth N1,000,000.00 (One Million Naira) to The Breast Clinic of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, (LUTH). The beneficiaries of the chemotherapy medication are indigent women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and cannot afford their treatment costs. Some of the donated chemotherapy medication Representing
We are celebrating this year's International Volunteers 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. M
Ojota and Ogudu communities, here we come!⠀
Our next free breast screening comes up next Wednesday!⠀
Get your breast screening done before the year runs out.⠀
Date: Wednesday 6 December 2017.⠀
Time: 9.00am to 4pm⠀
Venue: Ogudu Health Centre, 175 Ogudu -Ojota Road, Ogudu, 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.⠀
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
They are inspirational, beautiful, strong and brave.
They are the women who against all odds defeated Breast Cancer.
They are warriors.
They share their stories, not for any financial gain or reward.
They are selfless, big-hearted and do not seek to profit from their experience. They share their stories for one reason;
To save the lives of other women from breast cancer.
And to show that cancer is not a death sentence.
They are true Advocates. They are #Survivors
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
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.
This is a pr
Today, we begin our #31DaysOfPink Breast Cancer Campaign. Throughout the 31 days in October, we will be raising funds for the treatment of 31 women diagnosed with breast cancer. .Women's health How can you help? You can support our #31DaysOfPink Breast Cancer Campaign by doing the following; 1.Sharing with your friends, family and contacts 2.Donating towards the treatment of a woman 3.Purchasing items from our Pink retail partners . Donate simply and securely at canceraware.o
An integral part of our Breast Cancer Early Detection Programme is the community medical outreach. Through this, we are able to offer free breast cancer screening to women in 'hard-to-reach' communities. On Friday, 15th September 2017 at the Palm Avenue Health Centre, we had a free breast screening outreach for women of the Mushin community. The screening exercise was preceeded by a market sensitisation drive on Wednesday,13th of September 2017. A total of 5 markets in Mushin
An integral part of our Breast Cancer Early Detection Programme is the community medical outreach. Through this, we are able to offer free breast cancer screening to women in 'hard-to-reach' communities. Join us on Friday, the 15th of September 2017 between 9 a.m and 4 p.m as we reach out to the lovely women of Mushin local Government area of Lagos state. The venue is the Primary Health Centre, 28 Palm Avenue road, opposite Microcred Microfinance Bank, Mushin, Lagos. Particip
Our Breast Cancer Early Detection Programme has one simple goal - to reduce fatalities arising from the late presentation of breast cancer among our women. Thanks to our partners ACT Foundation for moving us closer to achieving this by partnering with us on the second phase of the project. Together, we will reduce the cancer incidencein Nigeria. #partnerships #support #actfoundation #cancernigeria #cancerprevention #Preventcancer #cancerngosinnigeria #ngosinnigeria #cancerngo
Researchers say they have taken a big step towards developing a test that can tell people if they have cancer long before the first symptoms show up.
The blood test detected the majority of cancers in people with four of the biggest cancer killers: breast, colon, lung and ovarian cancer, the team at Johns Hopkins University said.
The test is a long way from being used to screen for cancer, but the study shows a way to get there, the team reported in the journal Science T
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