Screening can prevent or spot cancer early, but language barriers prevent many ethnic minority groups from benefiting fully from screening. We’ve translated cervical and bowel cancer screening videos into Sylheti (Bengali) & Urdu: Would you like to share your thoughts and have the chance to WIN A £50 Amazon voucher? Complete the feedback form in Continue Reading
I fought for my womb
By – Sunita Thind As far back as I can recall, I have always known I wanted to become a mum. I’ve always had a maternal instinct and longed to have a child to share experiences with, to shower with love, and to help them succeed in the world at 38-year-old, living in Derby with my husband, Continue Reading
Be Womb Cancer Aware.
Written by Kaz Molloy On 23rd Dec 2009 I was diagnosed with womb cancer. The diagnosis came out of the blue as I was being seen by a gynaecologist for fibroids and an MRI scan to determine the size of them had picked up the cancer. I had never heard of “endometrial carcinoma” and actually Continue Reading
“Will I survive or do I have just a few days to live?”
Dafina Malovska’s Story Everyone has a story, and this is mine. My name is Dafina and I’m 39, originally from Macedonia but I have been living & working in London for 15 years. Five years ago, I was living a normal life and doing all the normal things that young people do; working on my Continue Reading
IT’S HERE! September is Gynae Cancer Awareness Month, and for the second year running the Eve Appeal are asking you to Go Red!⠀Cysters are proud to be supporting this campaign, as only through collective support, sisterhood and community can we truly beat Cancer.⠀All across the world women are going red for all of the wrong Continue Reading
Reproducing weight stigma at the Gynaecologist’s office.
Weight Stigma is defined as bias of discrimination towards individuals who are perceived by others to be overweight or obese. Having Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) I’ve experienced it myself. Here’s one example. A few years ago, I attended a Gynaecologist appointment on the 9th floor of the hospital block. I was feeling very poorly at Continue Reading
Cervical Cancer Screening & HPV Vaccine Update
Somewhere in the world, a woman dies every 2 minutes from a totally preventable illness. Cervical cancer takes the lives of 900 women in England alone each year. It is the biggest killer of women aged under 35 years. The national vaccination program targeting 12-13 year old girls which started in 2008, has made a Continue Reading