Cervical Cancer

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 25.01.2016 | 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 25.09.2015 | 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.

Would You Try This DIY Smear Test At Home?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A new at-home test has the potential to save numerous lives by alerting women to cervical cancer. This comes as new research shows more than five m...

Newlywed Dies Of Cervical Cancer After Being Told She Was 'Too Young' For Smear Test

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A 25-year-old has died from a rare form of cervical cancer after being told she was "too young" to have a smear test. Emma Fisk, from Selby, North ...

Mum, 21, With Terminal Cervical Cancer Wants Smear Test Age Lowered

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A young mother is campaigning for the cervical screening age to be lowered in the UK, after she was diagnosed with terminal cancer at the age of 21. ...

Dying Mum 'Overwhelmed' As Strangers Help Fund Dream Wedding

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Becoming a parent is usually one of the most magical moments in a person's life, but for Annie Marston, 25, and her fiance Scott Benton, the day they ...

Worried About Your Smear? We Asked Embarrassing Questions (So You Don't Have To)

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

We'd be lying if we said that a lot of women are completely fine about going for a smear test. Although we're not entirely sure what all of the fuss i...

Women Over 50 Urged Not To Ignore Cervical Screening

PA | By Jennifer Cockerell, Press Association Health Correspondent | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Health experts have called for NHS screening for cervical cancer to be rolled out to women over 64 after research found one in five new cases is diagn...

Ladies, Will You 'Flip Your Lips' To Raise Awareness Of Smear Tests?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Cervical cancer is the 12th most common cancer among women in the UK, and the third most common gynaecological cancer. According to Cancer Research...

'The Jade Goody Effect' Saved the Lives of Many Young Women, But What Impact Did It Have on Older Women?

Robert Music | Posted 12.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Robert Music

One of the hardest parts of my job is speaking to women who are diagnosed with this disease, perhaps with advanced cancer, who delayed their screening. The regret and frustration they have knowing it may have picked up abnormalities before ever reaching cancer is devastating.