Helplines and information about gynaecological cancers

HELPLINES AND INFORMATION ABOUT GYNAECOLOGICAL CANCERS

There are five gynaecological cancers – womb, ovarian, cervical, vaginal and vulval.

In the UK alone each year, there are over 21,000 women who are told they have a form of gynae cancer - that's 58 women diagnosed daily. Sadly, 21 women will lose their life to a form of gynae cancer every day.

Regular awareness and checks will enable you to notice any gynaecological changes in your body.

Symptoms to look out for: raised and thickened patches of skin on the vulva, that can be red, white or dark, a mole that changes shape or colour, a lump or wart like growth.

The Eve Appeal

If you would like to speak to a nurse-specialist about any gynae health issue, you can contact The Eve Appeal’s nurse-led information service Ask Eve on 0808 802 0019 – which is free to call from landline sand mobile phones. Or get in touch via email nurse@eveappeal.org.uk. Alternatively, for more information please visit www.eveappeal.org.uk.

The Lady Garden Campaign

A campaign by a group of British women on a mission to change the future of female cancers. Celebrity supporters include Cara Delevingne, Suki Waterhouse, Naomi Campbell, Poppy Delevingne and Charlotte Tilbury.www.ladygardencampaign.co.uk

The Royal Marsden Help Centre: 0800 783 7176

Cancer Research UK Helpline: 0808 800 4040

http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/cancer-symptomshttp://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/vaginal-cancerhttp://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/vulval-cancerhttp://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/ovarian-cancerhttp://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/cervical-cancerhttp://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/womb-cancer

NHS

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/cancer/pages/symptoms.aspxhttp://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Cancer-of-the-ovary/Pages/Introduction.aspx