Tagged: cervical cancer

Jo’s trust #smearforsmear campaign

20Jan

Jo’s trust is the only UK charity which dedicates itself to women affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities. Every year, Jo’s trust campaigns for women to be increasingly aware of the symptoms of cervical cancer and the need to … Continue reading

  

Smear Test Saved My Life!

8Jul

To me, it is a no brainer!  If someone says to you, would you like a test that could potentially save your life, then the answer should be ‘yes, yes, yes!’ I am utterly shocked that in this day and … Continue reading

  

Cervical Screening Awareness Week: What you need to know

9Jun

jo's cervical cancer pic

Cervical Screening Awareness Week (CSAW) is a UK-wide initiative led by Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust. The week aims to highlight the importance of cervical screening (smear) and how attending a screening invitation can help to prevent cervical cancer.   Please … Continue reading

  

HPV Vaccination: Why Parents Have Second Thoughts – and Why They Shouldn’t

15May

Nobody likes needles – despite being small, they can make even a grown man cry. But needles reach a new level of “scary” among parents with the advent of HPV vaccination as they ask themselves, “Do I have to give … Continue reading

  

Cervical screening: little change in a decade with around one in five women still not screened within five years

18Oct

About one in five eligible women in England have not had cervical screening within the last five years – broadly the same as a decade ago – according to a Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) report. At 31 … Continue reading

  

Jade Goody’s Legacy offers protection for boys.

26Mar

On the 22nd March 2012 it was three years since the tragic death of Jade Goody. The Big Brother reality TV star died of cervical cancer at the age of 27 on Mother’s Day 2009, leaving two young sons. Although … Continue reading

  

Yorkshire Cancer Research funds scientists for research into ovarian cancer

8Mar

Yorkshire Cancer Research has awarded scientists at the University of Leeds more than £41,000 for further research into the identification of drug resistant cells in ovarian cancer. One of the deadliest cancers in women, ovarian cancer is hard to detect … Continue reading

  

Change in cervical cancer jab

25Nov

The current cervical cancer jab, Cervarix is to be replaced by Gardasil. The jab is given to girls aged 12 and 13 and protects against strains of human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is a sexually transmitted infection which is the cause of … Continue reading

  

Health And Financial Case Strengthens For HPV Vaccination Of Males

22Nov

An influential Federal Advisory Committee in the USA has voted to recommend that boys aged 11 and 12 are vaccinated against the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). The recommendation follows growing evidence that the vaccination will protect young men from a variety … Continue reading