Gynaecology Cancer Awareness month

14 September 2021

“Knowing your body is the best way to look after yourself. It will empower women in many ways!”

Erica Lucero, Macmillan Gynaecology Oncology Nurse Specialist, Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

21,000 women are diagnosed with a gynaecological cancer every year in the UK. That’s more than 400 women – our friends, sisters, mothers and daughters – every week.

But if you had the symptoms of a gynaecological cancer, would you recognise them?

There are five gynaecological cancers: Cervical cancer, vulval cancer, vaginal cancer, womb cancer and ovarian cancer.

But they all have one thing in common: The earlier each is detected and treated, the greater chance a woman has of surviving.

To find out more about gynaecological cancers take a look at the following websites

Useful links:

Gynaecological Cancer website:

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