January/April: Gynae Awareness
We launched our gynae awareness survey to look at the different levels of understanding of gynae cancer, from signs and symptoms to where to go for advice and support. We had a range of answers from both those who had a current gynae cancer diagnosis and those who didn’t.
Here are the top highlights from the survey:
- Awareness of the gynae cancers ranged from 95% of survey participants for cervical cancer to only 25% for vulvar cancer, with 80% of participants recognise abnormal bleeding, one of the most common symptoms of gynae cancers, as a possible symptom
- 46% of survey respondents have seen a GP due to experiencing symptoms associated with periods or the female genital area
- Significant reasons for not seeing a GP, other than having no symptoms were embarrassment and time/difficulty in arranging an appointment
If you would like more support with your condition, here are some helpful links:
If you're interested in a detailed analysis of the results for these surveys please contact us.