Every year, February 4th is the day designated to mark World Cancer Day. It is a global event with the aim to save millions of preventable cancer deaths by raising awareness and educating about the disease. To commemorate this year's World Cancer Day, we had two events over the course of the week. The first of this was a free breast cancer screening exercise for women. The one-day event took place on Wednesday the 1st of February at the Department of Radiotherapy of the Lagos
Saturday, 4th February is World Cancer Day!⠀ It is a global event that takes place every year with the aim to save millions of preventable cancer deaths each year by raising awareness and educating about the disease.⠀ ⠀ Oceanic Health and CancerAware are organising a 5km Walk on the day.⠀ This is also to commemorate Oceanic Health's 10th year anniversary. There will be free breast, cervical and prostate cancer screening as well as blood pressure and sugar checks.⠀ ⠀ Date: Sat
World Cancer Day is a global event that takes place every year with the aim of uniting the world’s population in the fight against cancer. It aims to save millions of preventable cancer deaths each year by raising awareness and educating about the disease. It encourages individuals and Governments across the world to take action. As part of their continued commitment to society, our partner Total E & P Nigeria Cooperative is sponsoring 100 mammograms for women. Cancer touches
FREE BREAST SCREENING in celebration of World Cancer Day.
Date:Wednesday, 1st February 2017
Venue: Department of Radiotherapy, LUTH, Idi-Araba, Surulere, Lagos
Time: 9 a.m to 2 p.m
Attendees will get -.
Clinical breast exams.
Mammograms (Women aged 40 and above).
Tutorials on how to conduct breast self examinations.
At absolutely no cost.
Pre - registration required.
To attend and receive your free screening voucher, register online at canceraware.org.ng/regi
It's still Cervical Cancer Awareness month and cancer awareness NGOs across the country are working extra hard to spread the word about the cancer epidemic as it affects Nigeria. Not only are they spreading the word, numerous activities geared towards early detection and prevention are being carried out across the different parts. We caught up with one of the leading NGOs and a member of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), CancerAware Nigeria. Tolulope Falowo i
We were live on radio last Tuesday on "Health Matters with Dr Julz" at Nigeria Info 99.3 FM to talk about our #WhatIsHPV cervical cancer campaign. We also had with us Dr Adewunmi Alabi, a Consultant Radiation Oncologist at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) to talk about the cervical cancer incidence in Nigeria. We had a great time with the audience having the opportunity to call in to the show and answer questions on cervical cancer in order to win free screening
This is where we are going.
And we will get there with your help. What can I do to help, you may ask? There are many ways you can help us achieve our goal faster. 1. Choose healthy lifestyle habits Eat more of vegetables and fruits
Reduce the intake of red meat and avoid processed meat
If you smoke, commit to quit.
Reduce or quit alcohol.
Exercise 2. Go for recommended cancer screenings
Breast cancer, cervical cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer are some of the commo
We had an interesting time yesterday at our World Cancer Day TweetChat. Our panelists included; Layo Remy Olowu, UK based radio host and breast cancer survivor. Dr Omolola Salako, radiation oncologist and founder, Sebeccly. Dr Julz, radio host and M.D Adenike Oyetunde, motivational speaker and cancer survivor. The conversation centred around the realities of cancer in Nigeria and our intervention strategies in celebration of World Cancer Day,2016. The audience were asked to s
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
We are pleased to announce the launch of our daily health service "Cancer Awareness with Dr Julz". This is in partnership with Dr Julz, the award winning radio host and lead doctor of "We the Doctors." Get health smart, health conscious and make better healthcare choices this year. Receive daily health education messages directly to your phone. Text drjulz to 2656 if you use an airtel line and to 5900 if Etisalat. It's a great way to start the new year. #cancer #breastcancer
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