There are five gynaecological cancers – womb, ovarian, cervical, vaginal and vulval – but awareness levels of these cancers are very low.
These five may present clinically in many ways, and symptoms of cancer in women can manifest differently at different stages of an illness. Consequently, these conditions are often not identified as early as they should be.
In the UK alone each year, there are over 21,000 women who are given the news that they have a form of gynae cancer. This equates to 58 women being diagnosed daily. Of those diagnosed, sadly 21 women will lose their battle every day.
That's far too many mothers, wives, daughters, partners and friends in our opinion, and at The Eve Appeal we're determined to change this. Part of our mission is to ensure that women (and men too!) are aware of what to look out for, because recognising gynaecological cancer symptoms early means better treatment.
To find out more about each of the five gynaecological cancers please see our dedicated pages below.