Published January 2019
Cervical Cancer Prevention Week – What we’re doing…
Cervical Cancer Prevention Week
Monday 21st – Sunday 27th January 2019 marks Cervical Cancer Prevention Week. Naturally, YES are going to tackle the frequently and not so frequently asked questions surrounding the subject. More specifically, we are going to highlight the fundamental signs and symptoms of the gynaecological cancer and what to look out for. Through a collaboration with The Eve Appeal in September 2018 – we produced a range of informative videos covering all of the key information across all five gynaecological cancers.
What is Cervical Cancer?
Cervical cancer is one of the five gynaecological cancers, that of the cervix (the narrow part of the womb that connects with the top of the vagina). Most commonly affected are sexually active women between the ages of 25-45 years of age. The UK has a particularly effective cervical screening programme, which is estimated to save on average over 4,000 lives annually. If you’re over the age of 24 and are yet to attend a cervical screening, we recommend that you make an appointment and attend regular examinations as they offer the best protection against developing cervical cancer. For more information on what to expect when attending a cervical screening read our blog post: Don’t Fear Your Smear’.
Signs and Symptoms Video
Click on the image or follow the link below to watch Lynn Buckley, Psycho-sexual Therapist and Nurse Consultant discuss the signs and symptoms of cervical cancer. Please make sure to share the video and help us raise awareness for this important cause!
Cervical Cancer Signs and Symptoms: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvr83RJ8CX0