Cervical Cancer

I Had Cervical Cancer, Now I Think All Teenagers Should Have The Opportunity To Find Out How They Can Reduce Their Risk

Rebecca Hazeldine | Posted 17.10.2017 | UK Parents
Rebecca Hazeldine

I sat her down and asked again if she knew what the HPV vaccine was for and why it would be important for her to have it. Of course she didn't, as she hadn't learned anything about HPV and its connection to cervical cancer.

Woman Poses In Lingerie With Stoma Bag Proudly On Display After Battling Cervical Cancer

Mercury Press | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A woman has posed for photos wearing just underwear to reveal her stoma bag to the world for the first time. Natalie Wicks shared the pictures a year ...

10 Things Women Should Know About Gynaecological Cancers

Karen Hobbs | Posted 30.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Hobbs

One day I will write a fun book about gynaecological cancers and looking after our vaginas. Until then, here is a short list of ten things that I think every woman (and man) should know. The icing and decoration is fun, but the cake mixture is serious.

Thankful For Every Day After Cancer

Veronica Montgomery | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Veronica Montgomery

October 1, 2008 is a day that I will never forget. I was sat down, handed a box of tissues and told that I had Stage 1 cervical cancer. Time stood still, I remember every detail of the Dr's office in Barbados and never had home in the UK felt so far away.

Thousands Of Teenage Boys At Risk From Cancer Virus, Teachers Claim

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Thousands of teenage boys are at risk of developing cancer because they are not taught how to protect themselves from the human papilloma virus, teach...

Should I Get The HPV Vaccine? Boots Makes Jab Available To Men And Women

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you’re in your late twenties or are male, you probably won’t have had the HPV vaccine. The vaccination, which protects against the human papil...

Women Who Have Sex With Women Are Being Incorrectly Told They Don't Need Smear Tests

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Lesbian, bisexual and other women who have sex with women are incorrectly being told they do not need to attend smear tests, LGBT+ charities have warn...


Nathalie Gordon | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Nathalie Gordon

I remember leaving the clinic wanting to throw up. No one had really explained to me what was actually going on or told me what was wrong. Perhaps they thought I knew or perhaps they thought it was best I didn't. I called my mum straight away and she began the wave of 'It will be fine's that crashed down on me for the next month.

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 12.10.2017 | 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 29.09.2017 | 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 28.09.2017 | 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 09.09.2017 | 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 14.06.2017 | 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 11.06.2017 | 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 12.04.2017 | 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 29.01.2017 | 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.