Today, June 21 is World Kidney Cancer Day.
Kidney cancer is one of the world’s fastest growing cancer and men are twice likely to get it as women.
NATIONAL CANCER SURVIVORS DAY 2018 “Life after a Cancer Diagnosis is a Reality”
Lakeshore Cancer Center is the foremost Cancer clinic in Nigeria sorely dedicated to cancer diagnosis, treatment, and cancer education/awareness and support.
Part of our mission has been to dispel the myth and misconception that a cancer diagnosis is a death sentence, mainly through education and counseling of patients, caregivers, fellow health practitioners and the general public.
The National Cancer Survivors Day was first coined in 1987 with the very first event taking place in 1988.
It is usually marked on the first Sunday of June and in 2018 this will be on the 3rd of June.
We marked our own Heroes Day, Saturday, June 3, 2018.
We started with Aerobics.
We had games winners were presented with prizes 🏆
Survivors shared their story.
We all signed the “Kick Cancer” board.
We took photos and made new friends.
Special thanks to all our friends, partners and participating organizations – Zenith Bank, FCMB, COPE Breast Cancer, Dorcas Cancer Foundation, What Cancer and so many others.
You can get in touch with us on 0809 971 5000.
Doctors in Lakeshore Cancer Center Teach how to carry out Testicular Examination so as to prevent Testicular Cancer.
Watch the video below.
If you need help with checking we can help.
Remember to take advantage of our Free Testicular Examination and Blood Pressure Check Offer.
Lakeshore Cancer Center held a health fair on Saturday, March 3rd 2018 at Muri Okunola Park from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.
This was to commemorate the World Cancer Day which had been marked worldwide on the 4th of February 2018. We traditionally mark this day in some way since the inception of the clinic in 2014. However this year 2018, we decided to expand by including other health providers in view of the risk factors of cancer and non-communicable diseases in general, Thus providing a thorough and holistic health check of interest to all attendees.
World AIDS Day takes place on the 1st of December each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome)-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day.
Project PINK BLUE, a cancer-fighting organization in collaboration with Dana Air, BellaNaija, Lakeshore Cancer Center and U.S. Embassy in Nigeria hosted Pink October Walk against Cancer, October 7th, 2017 at LTv / Radio Lagos Arena, Ikeja, Lagos in commemoration of International Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
…Debunking breast cancer myths and misconceptions.
In today’s society of information overload, there’s a whole lot being said about breast cancer that just isn’t true. Knowledge, they say, is power hence our resolve to separate the wheat from the chaff by debunking, with facts, some of these myths and misconceptions associated with breast cancer.
*Only about 10% of women diagnosed with breast cancer have a family history of this disease.
*These claims have been widely debunked as unscientific.
*So don’t panic! About 80% of lumps in women’s breasts are benign however;women are advised to report all changes to their Doctor.
*Although Silicone implants may cause formation of scar tissue in the breast, studies have shown that they do not increase your breast cancer risk.However, standard mammograms don’t always work as well on these women, so additional X-rays are sometimes needed to examine breast tissue properly.
*Research has focused on Parabens, a preservative found in some antiperspirants, cosmetics, food and pharmaceutical products. This is because it was found in a sample of cancerous tissues taken from the breast. However since the study did not analyze healthy breast tissue and clearly did not demonstrate that parabens are found only in cancerous breast tissue, it’s been ruled inconclusive. Furthermore, they did not identify the source of the parabens and could not establish that its build up was exclusiely due to use of antiperspirants. Bottom line? There’s reason to be mindful but not paranoid. If it helps you rest easy, use paraben-free products.
*There’s just no connection between breast size and breast cancer risk however, very large breasts may be more difficult to examine and even mammograms and MRI more difficult to conduct.
*While it’s true that radiation is used in mammography, the amount is so small that any associated risks are tiny when compared to its huge preventive benefits.
*Quite the contrary, each year it is estimated that approximately 2,190 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 410 will die. While this percentage is still small, men should also check themselves periodically by doing a breast self-exam while in the shower and reporting any changes to their physicians.
Breast cancer in men is usually detected as a hard lump underneath the nipple and areola. Men carry a higher mortality than women do, primarily because awareness among men is less and they are less likely to assume a lump is breast cancer, which can cause a delay in seeking treatment.
There’s no good evidence to suggest that exposure to ‘non-ionizing radiation’, such as that from mobile phones or microwaves has any effect on your risk of developing breast cancer.
The confusion behind these rumors may be linked to the fact that another type of radiation, known as ‘ionizing radiation’ can increase the risk of many cancers, including breast cancer, but it’s still dependent on the amount you’re exposed to.
*Other signs to look out for includeswelling; skin irritation or dimpling; breast or nipple pain; nipple retraction (turning inward); redness, scaliness, or thickening of the nipple or breast skin; or a discharge other than breast milk. Breast cancer can cause lymph node swelling in the armpit before a tumor in the breast is large enough to be felt. Luckily, a mammogram may pick up breast cancer before symptoms begin to manifest.
Dr. Ugonna .N. Ajoku.
Following the official launch and unveiling of Rita Dominic as brand ambassador in November 2016, BK unique Hair Inc has introduced an initiative called “MyHairMyCrown” campaign in February 2017. BK unique hair Inc teamed up with Lakeshore Cancer Centre for this campaign which aims to support and encourages female survivors.
Brand Ambassador & A List Nollywood actress Rita Dominic was highly instrumental in making this a reality. On Monday Feb 20th, 2017, Rita and the BK Unique hair team visited Lakeshore cancer center. She was given a warm welcome with a tour of the facility, met with members of staff as well as some of the patients. She also got the opportunity to have a chat with some of the survivors who shared their experiences.
A raffle was conducted at Lakeshore cancer center, where 8 lucky ladies emerged winners of the maiden edition of My Hair My Crown Campaign. They were awarded custom made, 100% human hair wigs courtesy of BK unique hair. On Saturday Feb 25th 2017, the winners were treated to full makeovers, as well as dinner with Rita Dominic at the prestigious Eko Hotel.
Medical experts have urged the Federal Government to come up with a national screening scheme for cancer to address the rising cases of the disease in the country.
A general practitioner, who is Head of Strategy, Development and Outreach at Lakeshore Cancer Centre in Lagos, Oge Ilegbune, while lamenting over the prevalent of cancer in Nigeria at an awareness campaign organised by the company urged government and individuals to find sustainable solutions that would prioritise prevention of the dieses.
Expectations are that the screening will lead to early detention and help the country to come down hard on widespread of cancer in the country thereby, reducing yearly loss to the life threatening disease.
World Cancer Day is celebrated worldwide annually and 2017 is no different. Lakeshore Cancer Center is at the forefront of the drive to change the dismal cancer statistics with educative and awareness measures. This year the emphasis was on collaborating with likeminded individuals to carry out cancer Screening and preventive measures activities. This was done “At home” in collaboration with Dennis Ashley Wellness Clinic and PathCare Laboratories and supported by Landmark Africa office/ event center and Shoprite.
Pictures from Event
Videos from Event
The Department recently organized a free “Breast Cancer” screening exercise for 25 female headquarters staff at its clinic in Lagos. The exercise was held in conjunction with Lakeshore Cancer Centre (LCC).
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