We were recently at the 5th WECAN Africa Breast and Cervical Cancer Advocacy Summit in Lusaka, Zambia. The 2 day programme took place on the 23rd and 24th of March, 2018 at the Radisson Blu, Lusaka. It was a unique platform to learn and collaborate with cancer advocacy professionals from various parts of the African continent and the United States. Well done to the WECAN Africa team for putting together an impactful summit and the Zambian Cancer Society for being great hosts.
Do you know the symptoms of breast cancer? Remember, women diagnosed at the earliest stage of breast cancer are more likely to survive the disease compared to those diagnosed at the advanced stages. There are some symptoms associated with the disease that you should be aware of. If you are experiencing any or all of these symptoms you should see your doctor immediately. A change in the shape and size of a breast. A change in the shape of the nipple, especially if it becomes i
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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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 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