Image : www.jostrust.org.uk
Whilst compiling my research for this weeks posts I was directed to the Charity Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust. They have been extremely helpful in providing information, facts and real experiences to share. I urge you to visit their user-friendly website or contact them if you have any concerns about cervical cancer or cervix abnormalities - contact details can be found at the end of this post.
About Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust
Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust (Jo's Trust) is the only UK charity dedicated to women and their families affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities. Our aim is to offer information, support and friendship to women of all ages, to help them understand the importance of cervical screening and to provide our own brand of support if their screening shows up abnormalities, or if they are diagnosed with cancer.
About this years campaign
Along with prevention, this year Cervical Cancer Prevention Week will be focusing on symptom awareness and early detection.
Cervical Cancer can be present with or without symptoms. Early stage cervical cancers do not usually have symptoms but are frequently detected through cervical screening. However, there are some recognised symptoms associated with cervical cancer :
* Abnormal bleeding
* Post menopausal bleeding
* Unusual discharge
* Discomfort / pain during sex
* Lower back pain
Jo's Trust is asking women to spread the word on symptom awareness as well as visiting the Doctor is they are experiencing any of the above. The likelihood is that is nothing, but it is best to get it checked.
Contact Jo's Trust
We have a national helpline 0808 802 800.
Website : www.jostrust.org.uk
Twitter : @jotrust