1. Breast Cancer Education:
The apparent low level of breast cancer awareness coupled with false beliefs and attitudes about the disease and how it can be treated informed the urgent need to intensify efforts in public education. The on-going activities include lectures and workshops for the general public and special groups such as market women, grassroots women at the local government areas, neigbourhood women groups, and girls in secondary and tertiary institutions.
2. Patient Support:
2.1. Counselling session for individual or group is available at BRECAN centre.
2.2. Hope Lodge @ BRECAN Centre: A “home away from home” for breast cancer out-patients with their families travelling to the University College Hospital (UCH) for treatment/check-up.
3. Breast Cancer Survivors Network:
The network is for every woman in Nigeria living with breast cancer. Membership is free. Objectives : To provide emotional and informational support; to support newly diagnosed breast cancer patients and their families; to facilitate procurement of protheses(breast forms) and provide fitting service; to engage in breast cancer education in immediate neighbourhoods; to promote healthy diet and lifestyles; to organise activities and social events aimed at smoothening the road to recovery and rehabilitation.
4. Call Centre:
BRECAN links individuals to information on breast cancer. Provides access for women to have clinical breast examination at UCH, Ibadan free of charge. Plans are underway to replicate the arrangement in other breast cancer treatment hospitals nationwide.
5. Jog for Life:
Initiated in 2002 as part of the activities marking BRECAN 5th anniversary. Aimed at celebrating survivorship, raising awareness and funds and promoting exercise as a healthy life style.The event was a success and it has since been become as our leading activity during the breast cancer awareness month of every October.