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Five types of gynecological cancer awareness campaign launched – South London News

By Paloma Lacy

May sees the launch of The Eve Appeal’s Get Lippy Campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the five types of gynecological cancer: uterine, ovarian, cervical, vulval and vaginal.

There are 22,050 new cases each year.

Research by The Eve Appeal found that one in six women are unaware of any type of gynecological cancer.

Only three percent of women think they can name all five types of gynecological cancer, and almost a third of women at work felt uncomfortable talking to their boss about cervical screening.

“Everyone needs to start talking openly and shamelessly about gynecological health so that everyone knows there are 5 types of gynecological cancer, their signs and symptoms and feels comfortable talking about them,” said one wearer by The Eve Appeal.

A south London woman is firmly behind the campaign as an ambassador following her own brush with cancer.

V, as she wants to be known, was diagnosed with cervical cancer during her confinement at the age of 31.

She said: “Had I not been open about what I had experienced with my family and GP, I would not have received an early diagnosis and subsequently the all clear.

“There have been reports that people with cervical cancer are experiencing delays in diagnosis due to unrecognized symptoms, and this has been exacerbated by the pandemic.

“Speaking up can literally save your life.”

For more information: www.eveappeal.org.uk

Pictured above: From left, Dr Anita Mitra, gynaecologist, ‘aka Gynae Geek, Karen Hobbs, Eve Appeal Ambassador and stand-up comedian, Dilly Carter, uterine cancer survivor, BBC Sort Your Life Out host, Dr Aziza Sesay , GP and specialist in women’s health, Cherry Healey, TV presenter and health champion (Image: Philippa Sian photo)



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