Cervical Cancer

Cancer Isn't Soft, So Why Is This New Approach?

Samantha Walsh | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha Walsh

So when my latest invitation arrived a few days ago I knew instantly what it was and tore it open eagerly (which may sound surprising, but no checks for three years has left me feeling anxious - like walking a tightrope between skyscrapers without a safety net).

Beating Cervical Cancer In The Developing World - A Game-Changing Partnership To Create A 'New Normal' For Girls

Farah Ramzan Golant | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK
Farah Ramzan Golant

An audacious ambition requires a game-changing approach. Beating cervical cancer in the developing world is a huge undertaking and one that requires a fundamentally new way of approaching the problem - combining vital supply of vaccinations with demand for these vaccinations from the girls whose lives could be saved.

Cervical Cancer Patient Opens Up About Having A Third Of Her Vagina Removed

PA Real Life | Rachel Moss | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A 30-year-old has spoken candidly about losing part of her vagina to cancer. Mum-of-two Gemma Patten was diagnosed with cervical cancer in May this ye...

Every Woman Should Have The Best Care Possible

Claire Cohen | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Cohen

For many women, receiving the all clear is far from the end of their journey. There is the emotional and psychological impact a cancer diagnosis and treatment can have; many women experience physical side effects of treatment which may affect them long after their treatment has finished

We Need To Talk About Fanny

Gemma Capocci | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Gemma Capocci

It was when my periods went from heavy and achy to irregular, with post coital bleeding and pain, that I began to feel more anxious and consequently booked to see a gynaecologist. Shockingly, despite all these symptoms, I was not offered a cervical smear on the NHS.

Majority Of Women Have Never Discussed The Female Anatomy With Their Mothers

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The majority of women have never spoken about gynaecological health issues and sexual anatomy with their parents, a leading charity has warned. Resear...

Hundreds Of Lives Could Be Saved If All Women Attended Cervical Screening, Research Finds

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The lives of hundreds of women could be saved each year if all those who are eligible for cervical screening attended their smear tests, new research ...

Go For Your Smears, My Dears!

Samantha Walsh | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha Walsh

If it means that even one woman swerves the evil HPV, or goes for a smear test who may not otherwise have bothered, then it's worth the embarrassment of sharing such personal details with you all. I may have missed out on being a mother, but thanks to the screening I'm lucky enough to be alive to tell the tale.

Charities Urge NHS To Follow US Lead And Offer HPV Vaccine To Boys

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Charities have called for boys in the UK to receive the HPV vaccine, after the guidelines were changed in the US. On Tuesday, the American Cancer Soci...

Michelle Heaton Reveals 'Insensitive' Letter She Received From NHS After Hysterectomy

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Michelle Heaton has revealed her upset over a letter she received from the NHS following her hysterectomy. The 36-year-old underwent the procedure las...

The Ticking Time Bomb of Cervical Cancer

Robert Music | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Robert Music

We have previously undertaken research which has shown that there are so many reasons behind women not attending screening and these vary across age groups, ethnicities and socio-economic groups. Lack of time, embarrassment and not understanding what the test is for are but a few.

Public Cervix Announcement! Get to Know Your Body

Professor Martin Widschwendter | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Martin Widschwendter

Being told that you have a gynaecological cancer can come as a total shock - especially as many women in the UK are not even aware that there are in fact five forms of gynaecological cancer - Womb, Ovarian, Cervical, Vulval and Vaginal.

Women Over 50 Are Delaying Cervical Screening, Charity Warns

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Women over the age of 50 are risking their health by not having smear tests, a charity has warned. A survey conducted by Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust ...

Is That a Needle in My Cervix? Or Are You Just Happy to See Me?

Olivia Siegl | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Siegl

This week could of gone totally the other way, I could now be sat here writing a totally different account of things. I shared two waiting rooms with lots of other women who today are facing a different reality and trying to come to terms with how they will face and get through what lies ahead for them.

Everything You Need To Know About HPV

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

In Lena Dunham's TV series 'Girls', human papilloma virus - or HPV as it's more commonly known - is referred to as the STI that "all adventurous women...

24-Year-Old Cervical Cancer Survivor Has A Message For Young Women

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A cervical cancer survivor is warning other women about symptoms of the disease after she was diagnosed at just 24 years old. Heather Keating wrote...

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

Dr Theresa Freeman-Wang | Posted 31.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Theresa Freeman-Wang

You may be concerned about your first screening and you might have a few questions that you are unsure about. I have answered some of the commonly asked questions around cervical cancer screening.

GRAPHIC IMAGE: Woman Shares Intimate Photo Of Cervix For A Very Important Reason

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A blogger has shared intimate photos of the abnormal cells on her cervix, in the hope that it will encourage other women to attend regular smear tests...

Woman Left Infertile After Hysterectomy Thought Partner Would Leave Her, But He Did This Instead

PA Real Life Features | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A woman who feared her partner would leave her because she couldn't have children has told of how he proposed to her instead, saying he "didn't love h...

One In Three Young Women Are Avoiding Smear Tests And Jeopardising Their Health

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Almost 3.7 million women in the UK aren't attending potentially life-saving smear tests, a health charity has warned. Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust ha...

The Snowball Effect: HPV

Dr Nitu Bajekal | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Nitu Bajekal

When it comes to HPV infection, there is a kind of snowball effect. You only need to have had sex with just one other person, who in turn may have slept with another person unknowingly carrying the HPV infection, for the contagious virus to spread.

Disney Princesses Visit Sexual Health Clinics For A Very Good Reason

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Looking after your sexual health could save your life, yet in 2016, safe sex and after care are still subjects we shy away from talking about. To ...

A Month in a Mexican Cancer Clinic with Sam

Amanda Nicol | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Nicol

When Sam called me, she was scared and my heart went out to her. I didn't know then that we'd soon become friends and hang out together for a month in Mexico, walking, eating, shopping - even whale watching.

'Five Million Women' Are Not Up-To-Date With Their Smear Tests

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Having a smear test could save your life, yet a new report suggests five million women in the UK are not up-to-date with their cervical screening appo...

Doctor, What Is My Cancer Risk if I am on the Pill?

Dr Nitu Bajekal | Posted 25.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Nitu Bajekal

There is some evidence to show that if women are on the Pill for more than ten years, they may be at a slightly higher risk from breast and cervical cancers, but it is possible that this is because these cancers tend to be picked up earlier as women on the Pill tend to have health check-ups more often.