"Currently the disease kills 270,000 every year, but we can vaccinate against two strains of HPV, which together are responsible for 70% of all cervical cancer cases."
C.E.O GAVI - The Vaccine Alliance
Nigeria must as a matter of necessity introduce the HPV vaccine into its routine immunisation programme. Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in the country.
What can you do?
Lend your voice to this clarion call. Talk about it with your friends,
We hope you had a restful and refreshing break as we did over here. ⠀
Melody Beattie said, "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.” ⠀
So what better way to kick start the year than by discussing #Health goals?⠀
Many of us at the beginning of the year make plans - financial, spiritual, family, career, educational e.t.c. How many of us actually make plans for our health? We have this sho
No one should have to choose between good health and other life necessities.
Today, December 12 is the International Universal Health Coverage Day.
The goal of Universal Health Coverage is to ensure that all people can access essential quality health services without facing financial hardship.
UHC improves people's health, reduces poverty and fuels economic growth.
Today aims to mobilize diverse stakeholders to call for stronger, more equitable health systems to achie
We are celebrating this year's International Volunteer Day by appreciating the selfless individuals who over the years have made up our team of volunteers at CancerAware.
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. #Af
If a woman has had a mastectomy because of #BreastCancer she may choose to have reconstructive plastic surgery. It can restore symmetry between the two breasts by replacing skin, breast tissue, and the removed nipple.⠀
Breast reconstruction surgery is the creation of a new breast shape, or mound, using surgery. It may be done after removal of a whole breast (mastectomy) or part of the breast (breast-conserving surgery).⠀ ⠀
She can have reconstruction at the same time as brea
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.
This is a pr
An integral part of our Breast Cancer Early Detection Programme is the community medical outreach. Through this, we are able to offer free breast cancer screening to women in 'hard-to-reach' communities. Join us on Friday, the 15th of September 2017 between 9 a.m and 4 p.m as we reach out to the lovely women of Mushin local Government area of Lagos state. The venue is the Primary Health Centre, 28 Palm Avenue road, opposite Microcred Microfinance Bank, Mushin, Lagos. Particip
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 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
It is exactly a year since we completed our quality improvement project of the Cancer Treatment Centre at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH)
The extensive renovation project was completed in under 3 weeks and included the donation of furniture, medical equipment and a general overhaul of the facility.
Our sincere appreciation to everyone who made it possible especially the staff and members of the Department of Radiotherapy and Oncology, LUTH who gave us all t
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
You have heard the saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” Apples contain a powerful antioxidant called flavonoid and they have one of the highest concentrations of it among fruits. Antioxidants are key elements in preventing some types of cancer, because they stabilise free radicals that can otherwise damage our DNA and begin the process of cancer development. So, when last did you have an apple? #WellnessWednesday #CancerAware #EveryMonthIsPink #CancerAwareNigeria #a
Every day, women are still dying from breast cancer in Nigeria and we won't rest until every woman knows that there are resources available to her for prevention and early detection. Kindly donate to our #WomenEverywhere campaign to help save lives from breast cancer. N1000 can provide one woman with a comprehensive, easy-to-understand information pack on breast cancer. N2000 can provide a clinical breast examination for one woman. N3500 can provide a breast ultrasound for on
As part of our #WomenEverywhere breast cancer campaign, we started an initiative called #ThePinkPledge The goal is to encourage ladies to reduce their risk of breast cancer by doing the following; 1. Conducting a breast self examination at least once a month. 2. Having a clinical breast examination done by a healthcare professional at least once a year. 3. Speaking to a doctor about other recommended breast cancer screening tests (i.e mammograms) especially from the age of 40
As part of our #WomenEverywhere breast cancer campaign, we organised a free breast cancer screening on Thursday, the 27th of October at the Ikeja City Mall, Alausa. Participants had clinical breast examinations and wellness checks. They were also taught how to do breast self examinations. Over 80 women were screened. Also, about 500 people were educated on cancer. Here are some photos from the event. Volunteers at the event Medicheck Mobile Clinic A participant being screened
Our volunteers prove that the only right way to live, is to constantly sacrifice and give. Great volunteers never want anything in return, but are always ready to do great things. By choosing to work for us without a fee, they have proven that their time and talents are priceless. Today, we appreciate them for their devotion, selflessness and commitment to our cause. Thank you for making the world a better place. #volunteers #CancerAwareNigeria #CancerAware #Breastcancer #bre
To round up October - the global month of breast cancer awareness, CancerAware Nigeria and Xclamations teamed up to host a store soiree tagged #TalkPink It held on Saturday the 29th of October at the flagship Xclamations store at Fefferretti Mall, Lekki Phase 1. It was a day of health talks, networking, mocktails and shopping. It was also an opportunity to continue the month long campaign by the Xclamations brand of raising money for indigent women diagnosed with breast cance