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.

Kids should be educated on cancer symptoms at school

A survey of 1,000 UK parents found that nearly a third feel uncomfortable talking about cancer with their children and more than half (61%) felt this should be taught in a PHSE lesson.

“We want the next generation of children to be armed with knowledge that can help save lives,” said Athena Lamnisos, chief executive of The Eve Appeal.

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Two thirds of parents think school children should be taught about the signs of cancer

Two-thirds of parents want teachers to start teaching children about the signs and symptoms of cancer, a study by The Eve Appeal has found.

According to new research, 61 per cent of parents think cancer should be taught in the classroom, with more believing that the children should be encouraged to talk about possible symptoms of cancer.

They want teachers to start sharing that information with year seven pupils during PHSE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) lessons in a bid to break down any stigma associated with cancer.

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Thousands of women could be spared life-changing surgery and given a chance to have children thanks to a new NHS scheme for those at risk of ovarian cancer

Doctors are trialling a new ‘cancer surveillance’ programme which can delay drastic operations for women with a faulty gene.

The NHS is now piloting a new ‘watch and wait’ approach which instead involves taking a blood test every four months. They hope this will allow women to avoid surgery for as long as possible – giving them the chance to have children – while enabling doctors to operate as soon as the blood test shows signs of cancer appearing.

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NHS to offer tracking tests for women at high risk of ovarian cancer

Women with the “Jolie” gene will be offered NHS surveillance so they can attempt to preserve their fertility while protecting themselves from cancer.

Under the pilot scheme, women who carry a faulty BRCA gene but do not want to have their ovaries removed will undergo regular blood tests so they can be alerted if the threat of cancer rises.

It means those women can avoid such surgery – which pushes them into menopause – or delay it until they have completed a family.

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Stylist: This is why people are taking loud lipstick selfies on Instagram

An influx of selfies on your Instagram feed is hardly an unusual occurrence. But you’ll have probably spotted a higher incidence of snaps featuring women – and the odd man – sporting their best Stunna-sponsored pouts recently. And it’s all in aid of raising awareness for an issue that gets swept under the rug far too often. Gynaecological cancers.

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Breaking taboos: Michelle Heaton on going through the menopause in her 30s…

The Liberty X singer and mum-of-two chose to have a mastectomy and hysterectomy after testing positive for the BRCA gene mutation - and encourages the nation to GET LIPPY about women's health and the importance of having open and honest conversations with loved ones.

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Feel the cancer fear, check your body and speak up to break down taboos and save lives, says comedian Helen Lederer

Eve Appeal and Get Lippy campaign ambassador Helen Lederer is speaking out to raise awareness of ovarian, cervical, womb, vaginal and vulval cancers after losing close family members to other cancers in the past.

Helen is quoted as saying "You shouldn’t be embarrassed – that’s the big message and why I’m getting lippy today. Don’t be shy, it could cost you your life."

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Get The Gloss: Caroline Hirons – “I’m desperate to change how we talk about our bodies”

Eve Appeal ambassador and skincare expert Caroline Hirons tells Get The Gloss why she’s championing our Get Lippy campaign, how a smear test could’ve made all the difference to her grandma and why it’s time we all got comfortable with talking about all things gynae-related

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The Guardian: ‘I was not willing to die for my breasts’: the young women opting for mastectomies

After tests show they have a high chance of developing cancer, more and more women are choosing drastic surgery in the hope of saving their lives

The article touches on personal perspectives of women affected by BRCA gene mutations, whilst also carrying heavy quotes and references to Eve Appeal funded research programmes.

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STELLA magazine: Why it’s time to talk about below-the-belt cancers

Every year, 21,000 women in the UK develop a gynaecological cancer. Yet it seems we’re still a nation too shy to speak up, with a fifth of women feeling unable to speak to their GP about their symptoms.

This is why women’s charity The Eve Appeal and the beauty industry’s Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) have joined forces to launch Get Lippy. The campaign, which aims to raise awareness of gynaecological cancers, runs throughout May, and is backed by top beauty retailers such as Space NK, Harvey Nichols, Tesco and Oliver Bonas, and brands including Elemis, Vaseline, Hourglass, Eos, Lipstick Queen, Bali Balm and Smashbox.

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