Karen Hobbs is Getting Lippy

By day Karen Hobbs runs The Eve Appeal’s Ask Eve information service and by night she performs stand-up comedy about her experience of being diagnosed with cervical cancer at the age of 24.

She has spoken on radio, TV and in newspapers about the signs of gynaecological cancers, squashing the stigma that surrounds having a disease in-between your legs. ‘If we can bash that embarrassment and punch that taboo in the face, we are much more likely to be able to go to the doctor and get it sorted sooner rather than later,’ she says.