In the News

Here is where you'll find all the latest updates from The Eve Appeal; from research updates within the national media, to awareness and fundraising examples of our amazing supporters, both in national and regional media.

NetDoctor: The female cancers you might not have heard of

NetDoctor spoke with Ask Eve gynaecological cancer nurse specialist, Tracie Miles, who shared the five she wishes you knew about gynaecological cancers, as well as answering some common questions she's often asked.

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Huffington Post: Womb cancer – The fourth most common cancer among UK women

The Huffington Post puts a spotlight on womb cancer, one of the lesser-known gynaecological cancers utilising information from The Eve Appeal; encouraging women to be aware of the associated signs and symptoms.

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GoodHousekeeping: Regular blood tests could spot ovarian cancer early

New research, co-funded by The Eve Appeal might help women at high-risk of developing ovarian cancer. Having a blood test every four months could help women at high-risk of ovarian cancer because doctors would identify tumours earlier.

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Daily Mail: Blood test spots ovarian cancer

Check every four months for women who are at high risk of ovarian cancer can detect nine in ten cases according to latest research from University College London as part of the UK Familial Ovarian Cancer Screening Study (UK FOCSS)

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BBC News: Blood tests spot ovarian cancer early

A blood test every four months could help women at high-risk of ovarian cancer find tumours early, following the publication of the results of the UK FOCSS study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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‘Stop ignoring the clitoris’: Making sex education about pleasure

More women are watching porn and sending sexts than ever before, yet few can distinguish their vagina from their vulva, or know where their clitoris is.

Ignorance about female genitalia is so widespread that almost half of women cannot label their vagina on an anatomical diagram. Sixty per cent of women do not know where their vulva is, according to research from gynaecological cancer charity The Eve Appeal.

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Obituary – Sarah Smith: 24 November 1963 – 26 October 2016

Sarah Smith was an advocate for prevention and early detection of ovarian cancer, who sadly lost her own personal battle on 26th October. Catherine Mayer (Sarah's sister) pays tribute to her in the form of an obituary to her life, and all of what Sarah had achieved.

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Huffington Post: 93% of women have never discussed gynaecological health with their mothers

The majority of women have never spoken about gynaecological health issues and sexual anatomy with their parents, reports The Huffington Post.

Research published by the charity found that more nine in 10 (93%) daughters never discussed gynaecological health issues with their parents when they were younger. Whilst 84% of women said their parents never discussed the female sexual anatomy with them.

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Daily Express: Ovarian cancer – Charity reveals failure to offer all sufferers ‘life-saving’ genetic tests

Women in the UK with ovarian cancer are not being offered testing for two genetic mutations as recommended in NHS guidelines, a charity has said.

NHS commissioning guidance states all women with a 10 per cent or more chance of having faulty BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes should be offered testing.

But charity the Eve Appeal, the UK’s gynaecological research charity, said not all the guidelines are being followed.

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Metro: 44% of women can’t correctly identify the vagina

Gynaecological cancer charity The Eve Appeal recently carried out a study as part of Gynaecological Awareness Month. As part of that study, they asked British women to label the different parts of the reproductive system on a diagram.

The results? Nearly half (44%) of women couldn’t correctly point to the vagina, while 60% couldn’t label the vulva. Whoa.

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