The Eve Appeal is aiming to raise public awareness of Gynaecological Cancers through their campaign in September.
21,000 women are diagnosed with Gynaecological Cancer each year which includes disease of the womb, ovaries, cervix, vulva and vagina. However, 1 in 5 people cannot name a single sign or symptom of the disease.
The Eve Appeal want to try and break down some of the barriers around Gynaecological Cancer and so there are three key themes to this year’s campaign:
- The importance of using correct terms to describe Gynaecological symptoms, cancer and the female body
- Talking to young women so they are informed for the future
- Getting women to talk openly about what is normal for them
The campaign is also undertaking research among women aged 16-65 during this month.
Join in and raise awareness #KnowYourBody
If you or a member of your family has been affected by the issues in this article and have suffered a delay in establishing a diagnosis of the disease, contact a member of our Clinical Negligence Team on 0800 316 8892