More than 21,000 women in the UK are diagnosed each year with gynaecological cancer, which equates to 58 diagnoses each day.
Yet despite this, awareness levels among both women and men are startlingly low. That’s why here at #TeamEve we’re highlighting the issue throughout September for Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month.
At The Eve Appeal we’re acutely aware that for every ‘Eve’ out there, there is at least one ‘Adam’ in their lives who cares for them.
The lack of basic knowledge about the female body or conversations around how the female anatomy works, is extremely worrying – how can we expect women to know what to look out for in terms of unexpected changes in their vagina or vulva or to be aware of the signs and symptoms of a gynaecological cancer, if they’re not body aware?
Watch our short video below, which explains all you need to know about gynae cancers this September and beyond!
Whilst, many men do not feel comfortable discussing gynae health issues with their loved ones, whether that’s their partner, wife, sister, daughter or friend – and this needs to change. We want to encourage men to have open and frank conversations with the women in their lives, about an issue which is often seen as a bit of a taboo.
At #TeamEve we know from the many calls that we receive at from men, that they can play a vital role in identifying the symptoms of gynaecological cancer, prompting their partners to visit the GP.
So that’s why we’re calling on all the ‘Eves’ out there, as well as all of the ‘Adams’ in their lives, to be aware of the signs and symptoms associated with gynaecological cancers and to help spread the word this September.
Why not check out our #IAmAdam campaign – launching soon – and remember to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to help us raise vital awareness that these cancers even exist, so that women (and men too!) are aware of the key signs and symptoms associated with these women-specific cancers.