Mum knows best This gynae cancer awareness month, Mandy Broadbent is sharing her story of how her mum's advice got her to the doctors and diagnosed early with womb cancer and why she is Going Red this gynae cancer awareness month. I was attending a work event in January last year and had a particula... ... See more
So excited about this....
With less than a week to go we are now seriously counting down the days until Saturday! Please keep an eye on this page on WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY when we will be letting you all know how you can secure a table (or two) at Snowfall on 28th and 29th February. For now it remains for us to announce the charities who will be joining The Ivy Trust Charity Guernsey and Bright Tights as beneficiaries of the funds raised over both nights. 100% of all profits will go directly to the four charities, thanks to our generous sponsors Agilisys. The third charity is Stop Male Suicide which locally is a campaign run by Guernsey Mind. Suicide is THE biggest killer of men between the ages of 20 and 50 - a greater number than even cancer and heart disease, men are a third more likely to take their own lives than women and these trends are mirrored in Guernsey. With funds raised at Snowfall we are aiming to be able to pay to train two local people to become accredited ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Trainers) who will work in the community and within businesses in the same way First Aiders do now. For more information please click on the link below: http://www.guernseymind.org.gg//mind-guernsey/campaigns/stop-male-suicide/ Our fourth beneficial charity was chosen by our sponsors Agilisys and will be Autism Guernsey. Many of you will remember that we supported Autism Guernsey in 2018 at our last event, Dìa de los Muertos. We are delighted to continue to support the amazing work they do locally. Autism Guernsey provides a huge range of services, clubs and social groups for both children and adults on the autistic spectrum, their families and carers, as well as an advisory service and help for adults who, without the charity, may have no other support. You can read more about the fantastic work they do on their website: https://autismguernsey.org.gg Until Wednesday.....😜 ... See more
Researchers are investigating whether a pioneering surgical knife that “smells” tumours can provide an on-the-spot diagnosis of womb cancer. A team at Imperial College London is testing the iKnife, which is already used to treat brain and breast cancers, to see if it can also accurately detect t... ... See more
Queen's University Belfast scientists, analysing the blood of 49 women a year before their diagnosis, were able to detect more than two-thirds of those who went on to get aggressive ovarian cancer.
We know that cervical screening isn’t easy for everyone for a number of reasons. There are lots of tips and things that you can ask for to make it more comfortable for you. Do talk to your nurse or GP beforehand and voice your concerns. Do get in touch with our nurse service Ask Eve – we’ve got lots of tips that include taking a friend, asking for lube (or taking some with you), asking to guide the speculum in yourself, requesting a small speculum, visiting beforehand and seeing the equipment and talking through the process. No question is too trivial or too embarrassing – so get in touch with Ask Eve specialist nurse, Tracie, with any questions or concerns on email@example.com or 0808 802 0019. #AskEve #CervicalScreening #CervicalCancer ... See more
Up to 600 women with a hereditary, advanced form of the cancer could benefit each year in England.
In this film, we are tackling the myths and truths around the HPV vaccine. Dr Adeola Olaitan and Karen Hobbs will answer your questions about the vaccine. If...
Dr Anita Mitra blogs about HPV for Cervical Cancer Prevention Week HPV: All Adventurous Women Do… I really hate calling people out, but I’m afraid the writers of the American TV series ‘Girls’ staring Lena Dunham got that line a little wrong. It should read ‘HPV: pretty much ALL women d... ... See more
Our guest blogger, Dr Bella Smith, discusses the most common questions about cervical cancer This week is Cervical Cancer Prevention Week 2019 and I, together with The Eve Appeal, would like to try to encourage all women to attend their smear tests. The Eve Appeal is a fantastic UK Charity raising a... ... See more
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