There are five gynaecological cancers – womb, ovarian, cervical, vaginal and vulval – but awareness levels of these cancers are very low.
There are common signs and symptoms across some of the gynaecological cancers such as abnormal vaginal bleeding. Other signs are less obvious, and could be due to different health conditions, for example abdominal bloating can indicate Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Each year in the UK, over 21,000 women are diagnosed with a form of gynaecological cancer. This equates to 58 women receiving this life-changing news every day. Sadly 21 women will die from a gynaecological cancer 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 are aware of what to look out for, because recognising gynaecological cancer symptoms can mean an earlier diagnosis, leading to a better outcome.
To find out more about each of the five gynaecological cancers please see our dedicated pages below.