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
The second edition of our #31DaysOfPINK Breast Cancer Campaign took place in October 2018. Throughout the month, we raised funds to support Breast Cancer treatment for no income and low income women in Nigeria. Below is our impact report. We have now commenced the 3rd edition of the campaign starting October 1, 2019 and its runs until the 31st of the month. We intend to support more indigent women going through Breast Cancer treatment in Nigeria. We thank everyone who was par
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
Individuals can reduce their risk of many common cancers by maintaining a healthy weight and making physical activity part of their everyday lives.
Being obese or overweight increases the risk of developing at least 10 types of cancer.
These include; colon cancer, breast cancer, uterine cancer, pancreatic cancer, ovarian cancer, cancer of the oesophagus, kidney cancer, liver cancer, advanced prostate cancer and gallbladder cancer.
Being physically active is recomm
The video above outlines the simple steps for a Breast Self-Examination. Ladies, you should have a Breast Self- Examination at least once a month and a Clinical Breast Examination at least once a year. Screening mammograms are recommended once a year for women aged 40 and above. Remember, breast cancer is not a death sentence. Early detection saves lives. Video credits: Discovery for Me #Cancercharitynigeria #cancercharitylagos #cancercharityinnigeria #cancercharityinlagos #b
Girls began queuing at their local school with their friends, waiting for their names to be called. Many were apprehensive. After all, most of them had not had a vaccination since they were babies. It was 2013 and a new vaccine had arrived in Kanyirabanyana, a village in the Gakenke district of Rwanda. Reached by a reddened earth road, the village is surrounded by rolling hills and plantations growing crops from bananas to potatoes. Unlike the 10 vaccines already offered to y
April 24 - 30: World Immunization Week 2019
Celebrated in the last week of April, World Immunization Week aims to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease.
Immunization saves millions of lives every year and is widely recognized as one of the world’s most successful and cost-effective health interventions.
The theme of this year’s campaign is Protected Together: Vaccines Work! and the campaign will celebrate Vaccine Heroes from around the w
You may have never heard of it but cancer can occur in the vulvar.
It is one of the Gynaecological cancers (there are five of them). It is not as common as some of the others such as Cervical cancer or Ovarian cancer, yet it still occurs.
Ladies, be aware and include a quick #SelfCheck in your monthly routine.
How Do I Perform a Vulvar Self-Exam?
1. Stand, squat, sit over the top of a handheld mirror, or lay on a bed with your legs spread making sure you can see your gen
"Health cannot be a question of income; it is a fundamental human right."⠀
Today is #WorldHealthDay and we join the World Health Organisation in commemorating the occasion.
At CancerAware, we advocate that all people have the right to benefit from improved access to cancer treatment and services on equal terms regardless of where they are live without suffering economic hardship as a consequence.⠀
It is important that cancer treatment is affordable.⠀ #world
You can schedule your yearly mammogram around your birthday so it is easy to remember.⠀
Screening mammograms are recommended for women aged 40 and above.⠀
A mammogram is a low dose x-ray that allows doctors called radiologists to look for changes in breast tissue. A mammogram can often find or detect breast cancer early, when it is small and even before a lump can be felt.⠀⠀ A Screening mammogram is used to look for signs of breast cancer in women who don’t have any breast
Hundreds of women have already taken our Pink Pledge.
Ladies, reduce your risk of Breast Cancer.
Click HERE to take the Pink Pledge. #ThePinkPledge #thepinkpledge #CancerAware #Breastcancerngoinlagos #Breastcancerngoinnigeria #Breastcancerngolagos #Breastcancerngonigeria
4 out of 5 people will be infected by HPV at some point in their lives.
While some types of HPV may not have any symptoms and visible signs, there are a few that can harm us and our loved ones. ⠀
HPV is the main risk factor for cervical cancer in women. The good news is cervical cancer can be prevented.⠀
In fact, it is one of the most preventable cancers.⠀
The most common form of cervical cancer starts with precancerous changes on a woman’s cervix. ⠀
There are 2 ways t
At CancerAware, we believe every woman should have access to vital information which could help her to prevent cancer or detect it at its earliest stages. ⠀
This is the focus of our work and we won't rest until every woman is educated and informed about breast and gynaecological cancers and the resources available to her for prevention and early diagnosis.⠀ #14000Reasons #31DaysofPINK #BreastCancer #breastcancerafrica #breastcancerawareness #breastCancercharityinlagos #brea
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
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
We had a great time at the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon earlier today where we raised awareness about Cancer.
With over 100,000 attendees, this proved to be the biggest edition yet. Well done to Access Bank, Lagos state Government and other stakeholders!
We were able to engage over 5000 runners and marathon goers with our brand, education, awareness and screening initiatives.
Thanks to Access Bank Plc for the support. Kudos to the Leo Burnett Lagos team for volunteer
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,