Beatrice (not her real name) felt a lump on her left breast one morning while taking a shower. She thought nothing of it. A few months later, she noticed the lump had grown bigger and she also now had upper back pain. Several tests later, she was diagnosed with Stage 2 Breast Cancer. As a petty trader in Lagos, Beatrice had little resources for the treatment of her cancer. She thought of her two children and what would happen to them if she couldn't get timely treatment. Tha
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
Official photos from our #CervicalCancerConference2019 which took place last Wednesday in Lagos.
Despite being a potentially preventable disease, Cervical Cancer remains, for several reasons, one of the leading causes of mortality and morbidity in Nigeria.
To address this, we put together the 1st edition of the Cervical Cancer Conference 2019 with the theme "Towards Better Prevention and Detection of Cervical Cancer"
Supported by the University College London Global Fundin
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.
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 for cervical cancer is a virus called HPV (human papillomavirus). It is a very common sexually transmitted infection.
There is a vaccine which protects against two
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
Cancer begins when healthy cells change and grow uncontrollably. This forms a mass called a tumor. The process of a healthy cell becoming a cancerous one usually takes years. And many genetic, dietary, and lifestyle factors, such as smoking, may influence this process. Cancer chemoprevention uses substances to stop cancer from developing. These substances may be natural or made in a laboratory. A doctor uses chemoprevention to lower a person’s risk of developing cancer, espec
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
"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
Day 2 of the 6th WE CAN Africa Breast and Cervical Cancer Advocacy Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa.
WE CAN Africa 2019 is hosted in collaboration with the Cancer Alliance and Advocates for Breast Cancer and has brought together advocates from over 10 countries as well as local clinicians and policy makers.
Yesterday, CancerAware made a presentation of our Know Your Normal™ Programme, our latest initiative supported by the University of Washington and WE CAN. #WECAN #Ca
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
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
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
On Saturday the 9th of February 2019, the new NSIA – LUTH Cancer Treatment Centre was officially commissioned at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).
The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) entered into a partnership arrangement with the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) to co-sponsor the development of a world class Oncology centre. Construction of the centre began in March 2018 and a fully functional facility was completed within 9 months.
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