Cervical cancer is almost 100% preventable yet it is the 2nd most common cancer among women in Nigeria. HPV or Human papillomavirus is the main cause of cervical cancer in women. Our #WhatIsHPV campaign is aimed at saving women’s lives from cervical cancer through prevention and early detection. To stay informed about about our free screenings in 2017 and also to learn about ways you can reduce your cancer risk, sign up at canceraware.org.ng/newsletter Don't Keep This To Your
What's stopping you from getting a cervical screening test?⠀
Here are some of the answers we get.⠀
1. I don't have the time.⠀
2. Is it really necessary?⠀
3. I heard it is painful.⠀
4. I am fine. 'It' is not my portion.⠀
If you are female and have ever been sexually active, (even if with only one partner) you should get screened.⠀⠀ We have put together a list of cervical screening centres across the country. Click here to view them #PreventCervicalCancer
Cancers that start in a woman's reproductive system are called gynaecological cancers. There are 5 of them. Ladies, do you know the 5 different types? They are; Cervical cancer Ovarian cancer Vulvar cancer Vaginal cancer Womb cancer - also called uterine cancer or endometrial cancer What is Cervical cancer? Cervical cancer is cancer that starts in the neck of the womb. The neck of the womb is called the cervix. The womb and cervix are part of a woman's reproductive system, wh
We are pleased to introduce the official CancerAware Merchandise store. You can now support our programmes by purchasing our cancer awareness merchandise. Simply visit canceraware.org.ng/shop to purchase our female and male t-shirts, face caps, mugs, e.t.c and help our free screening and patient support programmes. #Cancerawarenigeria #WeAreCancerAware #cancerawarestore #cancerawareshop #breastcancerngolagos #breastcancerscreeninglagos #breastcancerscreeningnigeria #freebreas
Every year, on 31 May, The World Health Organisation and its partners mark World No Tobacco Day, highlighting the health and additional risks associated with tobacco use, and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. The theme for World No Tobacco Day 2017 is "Tobacco – a threat to development." Did you know? Tobacco smoking is linked to at least 16 different types of cancer including lung cancer. Also, non-smokers who inhale tobacco smoke may increase
It's Women's Health Week.
Ladies, take steps for a healthier you! Go for recommended cancer screenings as and when due.
Ask us about our WellWoman screening.
Call us on 08188046560 or email firstname.lastname@example.org #Canceraware #Cancerawarenigeria #WeAreCancerAware #breastcancerngoinlagos #breastcancerinnigeria #BreastCancer #cervicalcancerngolagos #cervicalcancerngonigeria #cervicalcancernigeria #cervicalcancer #OneKindActFoundation #freecancerscreeninglagos #womenshealthw
#Mammo1000 is an initiative by CancerAware Nigeria to provide 1000 free mammograms and breast ultrasounds to indigent women in 2017. The cost per beneficiary is N10,000.00 (Ten Thousand Naira) To support this campaign, kindly donate easily and securely at canceraware.org.ng/donate Together, we will reduce the cancer incidence in Nigeria #Mammo1000 #breastcancerngoinlagos #breastcancerinnigeria #BreastCancer #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth #breastcancerngoinnigeria #Freebreastcanc
Elizabeth...... are some of the women diagnosed with breast cancer that we have been able to support with their treatment costs in the last few months.
Most are presently in various phases of treatment - chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hormonal therapy, e.t.c.
This has only been possible because of your donations and contributions to CancerAware.
We say thank you. Your support means the world to us.
We want to support more wome
Breast and cervical cancer are the two most common cancers among women in Nigeria. There is no better time to raise awareness about these two cancers than in a month that focuses on women.⠀ We therefore partnered with retail giant GAME to commemorate this year's International Women's Day by having an in-store awareness campaign on breast and cervical cancer. The event took place on Saturday, March 11th 2017 at the Palms Mall, Lekki, Lagos. We also gave out free cervical scree
Colon cancer is also known as colorectal or rectal cancer. It is the development of cancer in the colon or rectum (parts of the large intestine). It is preventable and treatable if found early. Colon cancer is the third most common cancer among men in Nigeria (after prostate and liver cancer) and the fourth most common cancer among women in Nigeria (after breast, cervical and liver cancer). This month, you can help reduce your risk and raise awareness for the prevention and e
Saturday, 4th February 2017 was World Cancer Day. ⠀ Oceanic Health partnered with CancerAware to commemorate the day by organising a 5km walk in Lagos to raise awareness on preventable cancer diseases. The event was tagged "Walk for Cancer Prevention" It was also to mark the occasion of Oceanic Health's 10th year anniversary.⠀ The walk commenced at about 7.30 a.m from the Muri Okunola Park in Victoria Island, Lagos On returning to the park after the walk, participants took pa
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
"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.” - Melody Beattie Here are a few new year resolution suggestions from us. 1. In 2017, I will choose healthy lifestyle habits. 2. In 2017, I will eat more vegetables and fruits. 3. In 2017, I will exercise. 4. In 2017, I will go for at least one comprehensive medical check up. Here’s wishing you a fabulous and health smart 2017! Team CancerAware #2017
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
Although stress is linked to a number of physical health problems, the evidence that it can cause cancer is weak.
Some studies have indicated a link between various psychological factors and an increased risk of developing cancer, but others have not. Yet, there is little doubt that stress promotes the growth and spread of some forms of the disease. For many of us who live in big cities such as Lagos, stress can come in different forms. Today, we are sharing a few tips on
We are celebrating this year's International Volunteer Day by appreciating the selfless individuals who make up our team of volunteers at CancerAware Nigeria. 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. If you would like
To commemorate this year's Giving Tuesday, we collaborated with Hubmart a leading retail brand in Nigeria to have an in-store awareness event. This was as part of our #EveryMonthIsPink breast cancer campaign. Over a thousand people were educated on cancer through our information brochures and we were also able to raise funds to support the treatment of indigent women with breast cancer. Here are some photos from the event. #GivingTuesday #GivingTuesday #CancerAwareNigeria #Ca