Around 58 women are diagnosed with gynaecological cancer each day in the UK!

Here are some tips that can help to reduce your risk.

  • Always attend your cervical smear test – a smear test takes just 10 minutes, but the benefits of it can last a life time!

  • Human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine – HPV infection is the leading cause of cervical, vulvar and vaginal cancer, so by having this vaccination you can reduce your risk of developing a gynaecological cancer.

  • Don’t smoke – smoking damages all of the organs in your body and can even put you at a higher risk of developing a gynaecological cancer. quitting smoking will reduce your risk significantly even if you have been smoking for a number of years.

  • Make healthy decisions – maintaining a healthy weight, while also staying active and eating a balance diet can help to reduce your chances of developing gynaecological cancer along with other types of cancer.

  • Contact your doctor if you notice anything unusual – if you have notice anything new or abnormal, it is a good idea to see your gynaecologist or GP to make sure that it is not a warning sign of any cancer.

  • Know your family history – around 5-10% of all gynaecological cancer cases are hereditary, meaning that it has been pasted down by a family remember. If you know that you have any gynaecological cancers in your family then you can look out any signs or symptoms.