Malawi, Tanzania and Zimbabwe have joined the growing list of African countries to introduce the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine into their routine immunisation programme.
Other African countries to do this include Uganda, Rwanda, Botswana, Mauritius, Seychelles and South Africa.
The vast majority of Cervical Cancer deaths are now preventable through safe and effective HPV vaccines
Cervical Cancer is on track to overtake childbirth as the developing world’s biggest
In 2009, Abisola stopped by her hospital and had a routine Pap test done. That decision saved her life.⠀
Her test came back abnormal.⠀
Further testing showed that she had cervical cancer.⠀
Today, she is cancer free and strongly advocates that women should get their cervical screening tests done.
January is #CervicalCancerAwarenessMonth Ladies, schedule your Cervical screening test this month. #2019 #31DaysOfPink #ApplaudingTheSurvivors #BCAM #BeBoldForChange #BreastCancerAw
Cervical cancer is preventable, yet it is the 2nd most common cancer among women in Nigeria.⠀
We have kicked off Cervical Health Month at CancerAware. Join us this January as we cover the subject of Cervical Cancer extensively.⠀
Ladies, don't put it off this month, get your Cervical Screening test done. If you have any questions, kindly send us a direct message .⠀
Don't Keep This To Yourself⠀
Share with your friends.⠀ #cervicalcancerawareness #cervica
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
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
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
Women are still dying from breast cancer in Nigeria. Donate to our #WomenEverywhere campaign to help save lives from breast cancer. From as little as N1000, you can help. Funds go towards the treatment of indigent women diagnosed with breast cancer. Give securely and easily at canceraware.org.ng/donate #WomenEverywhere #LookFeelCheck #ThePinkPledge #BCAM #Breastcancer #CancerAwareNigeria #canceraware #Lagos #nigeria #NGO #NonProfit #CancerNGOinNigeria #breastcancernigeria #ce
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
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