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
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
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
What are some of the signs of Cervical Cancer? The most common sign of cervical cancer is irregular vaginal bleeding. This may occur in several forms. One is between menstrual periods and even sometimes after sexual intercourse. Also, any form of vaginal bleeding in women who have passed menopause and who no longer have menstrual periods is a big warning sign of cervical cancer and some other gynaecological cancers. Please note that these signs may be caused by conditions oth
Introducing "The Hope Bag"
In collaboration with Nuciano, the award winning Seattle, US based luxury Handbag brand, we are pleased to unveil The Hope Bag
Designed by Nuciano, The Hope Bag is inspired by the brave women facing cancer whom we have had the priviledge of supporting over the years.
100% of proceeds from the bags go towards the treatment of indigent women facing Breast Cancer.
Support our work and get The Hope Bag.
It comes in 2 colours, Black and Red.
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
CancerAware attended the World Cancer Congress organised by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), the global cancer control body. This edition took place on October 1st to 4th, 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The World Cancer Congress is the largest gathering of cancer stakeholders, advocates, researchers, public health experts e.t.c from over 150 countries.
It aims to strengthen the participants' action and impact on national, regional and international scal
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 were on Arise TV "The Morning Show with Dr Nesochi on Saturday, 17th November 2018.
Dr Nesochi Okeke - Igbokwe, is a New York based medical doctor who has been featured and quoted in numerous media outlets including CNN, BBC, Forbes, Vogue, Better Homes & Gardens, CBS News, Fox News, CNBCAfrica, Glamour, Reader’s Digest, Teen Vogue, InStyle, Self, Today, and more.
Our lovely hosts were Biola Alabi, Veronica Odeka and Tundun Abiola.
Our innovative digital health messaging service delivers up-to-date, relevant and consistent health information directly to your mobile phones. The first of its kind Voice and SMS service on cancer in Nigeria.⠀
Since 2016 when we commenced the daily service, it has seen thousands of Nigerians from across the country signing up and benefiting from it. This means more Nigerians are better informed and educated about cancer. ⠀
To sign up, simply send a text message to the co
Q: What is Early Detection of cancer?⠀
A: It means to find cancer early, while it’s small and before it has spread.⠀
Adults should have regular tests called cancer screening tests. These tests help health care providers find common cancers before they cause symptoms.
For example, regular screening can find cancers of the breast, colon, rectum, cervix, mouth, and skin early. If cancer is found early, it can be easier to treat. Survival also tends to be longer for those
The TOTAL Charity Golf Tournament organised by TOTAL E & P Nigeria is an annual event demonstrating the organisation's commitment to the communities in which it operates and is designed to raise funds for selected charities. CancerAware along with The Pacelli School for the Blind were the two recipients of the 2017 Total Charity Golf Tournament award. The golf tournament which took place at the Ikoyi Golf course featured professional golfers from across the country. Nicolas T
The Healthcare Nigeria conference took place in Lagos, Nigeria on the 4th and 5th of July, 2018 at the Lagos Oriental, Victoria Island. We were charity partner for the event. It is the biggest healthcare conference in Nigeria bringing together stakeholder groups to proffer practical solutions to the challenges of healthcare in the country. The Healthcare Nigeria conference is an initiative of Hygeia HMO. The theme for this year's edition was - "Sustainable Healthcare: The Roa
The video below 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. Remember, breast cancer is not a death sentence. Early detection saves lives. Video credits: Modasta Health #BreastCancer #BreastCancerAwareness #breastcancernigeria #CancerNGOLagos #CancerNGOinNigeria #breastcancerngoinlagos #breastcancerngoinnigeria #breastcancerscreeninglago
The inaugural SheCan Nigeria conference took place in Lagos on the 13th and 14th of April 2018. CancerAware was the official charity partner for the event.
With the theme #SheCanDoMore, the event was a capacity building conference for women from all walks of life.There were mentoring opportunities and networking with leaders from different sectors and industries. Speakers included;
Tonye Cole. M.D Sahara Group (Keynote Speaker)
Mary Njoku. C.E.O ROK TV
Oremeyi Akah. C.O
Friday, 13th April 2018 marked a major milestone for cancer control in Nigeria. It was the formal launch of the National Cancer Control Plan (2018 - 2022) by the Federal Ministry of Health in Abuja. It was the culmination of months of tireless work by stakeholders from diverse backgrounds and expertise in cancer control and prevention. The Priority areas of action of the National Cancer Control Plan include; Prevention Diagnosis and Treatment Hospice and Palliative Care Advoc
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.
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. Ladies, get your cervical screening test done. Click here to see our list of cervical screening centres in Nigeria. #SheBeatCancer Series #cervicalcancerfoundationnigeria #cervicalc
The Africa Healthcare Week is Africa's largest healthcare event in Europe. Now in its 5th year, this year's edition took place on the 6th and 7th of March at the Olympia London. It featured high level speakers from across the African continent. It was a unique platform to learn and collaborate, with health care professionals from over 50 countries. Here are some of our photos from the 2 day event. . . .#AfricaHealthcareWeek #CancerAware #LearningandDevelopment #GlobalNetworks
We are super excited to have been chosen as one of the 3 charities in Nigeria to benefit from the Flutterwave #ShareTheLove campaign. Flutterwave Inc is a global digital payment technology company with headquarters in San Francisco and offices in Lagos, Nairobi, Accra and Johannesburg.
#ShareTheLove is a campaign that highlights some of Flutterwave's core values which include community and shared prosperity.
From now until Wednesday, the 21st of February 2018, they will b