Brinkmann Gynaecology

Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month

This month is Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month.

There is a dangerous lack of knowledge amongst UK women about the signs and symptoms of gynaecological cancers, and their reluctance to talk to friends, family and even GPs about gynaecological issues due to embarrassment.  A survey conducted by the Eve Appeal found that 65% of young women (aged 16-35) found it hard to say the word 'vagina' and half of women couldn't locate the vagina on a medical diagram.  

This worrying news was covered by the Telegraph, the Express and the Herald Scotland this week.

The survey also highlighted a gap in knowledge and attitudes towards gynaecological health between women of different age groups. Surprisingly, young women were less educated and more reluctant to discuss gynaecological health problems.

So this September the Eve Appeal are launching a survey story to try and raise awareness of Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month (GCAM).   They will be using the hashtag #VaginaDialogues on social media to get women talking more openly about the symptoms of gynaecological cancers.

Despite enormous progress in medicine, each year 20,000 new cases of gynaecological cancer are diagnosed in the UK, and sadly there are over 7,600 related deaths.  Through increased awareness and early detection we can change this.

Click here to find out more or make an appointment 

You can learn more about gynaecological cancers from the Eve Appeal and Cancer Research UK

Brinkmann Gynaecology is proud to support the excellent work done by the Eve Appeal and Gynaecological Awareness Month.