Every year in the UK, nearly 21,000 women are affected by one of the five gynaecological cancers – womb, ovarian, cervical, vulval and vaginal. Ovarian cancer is the sixth most common cause of cancer amongst women in the UK with around 7,200* women diagnosed each year. That’s 20 mothers, daughters, sisters, wives or partners every day.
Early diagnosis of these cancers is key to saving women’s lives and here at The Eve Appeal we are determined to change these shocking statistics. We fund ground-breaking research focused on developing effective methods of risk prediction, early detection and screening for these women-only cancers whilst also raising much needed awareness so that men and women recognise the key signs and symptoms and feel comfortable having straight talking conversations about gynae health.
Tea parties (or bake sales) across the UK, whether big or small, can help us to continue our vital work and bring us one step closer to achieving our vision: a future where fewer women develop and more women survive gynaecological cancers.
How your support can make a difference:
Here is how the funds raised from your event (or your donation) could help to make a difference:
- £28 could pay for our Ask Eve specialist nurse to answer telephone queries for an hour
- £60 could pay for Ask Eve to attend a nursing conference for half a day to raise awareness of gynaecological cancers amongst health professionals
- £135 could pay for one of the Epic Arrays needed to analyse 8 out of the c17,000 biological samples received as part of FORECEE: developing one test for four female cancers
- £250 is enough to cover a genetic test to check for cancer-causing genes
- £500 could cover the cost of a set of DNA tests designed to identify the presence of ovarian, womb or breast cancer
- £1,000 could pay towards the provision of our new booklet ‘Let’s Talk about HPV’ for anyone in need of myth busting information about the link between HPV and cancer
Your support will help us to raise much needed awareness of the five gynaecological cancers so that more women and men understand the key signs and symptoms and feel comfortable having open and honest conversations. You will also help to raise funds towards our ground-breaking research focused on developing effective methods of risk prediction, early detection and screening and our other work.
*Statistics are from Cancer Research UK’s website: https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/health-professional/cancer-statistics/statistics-by-cancer-type/ovarian-cancer