What we do at GRACE is about people coming together – women who’ve experienced gynae cancer themselves, friends, doctors, specialists, families who’ve sadly lost loved ones to gynae cancer or researchers looking for the next breakthrough. All coming together to share their experiences, push for improvements in treatment and survival and educate people about these diseases.
Because 21,000 women are diagnosed with gynaecological cancer every year in the UK. Every single day 58 women are given this life-changing news and sadly, each day, 21 women will die from their gynaecological cancer.
“The problem is that many women are still not confident in spotting the symptoms of gynaecological cancer and therefore they don’t seek help until the disease has spread which makes it harder to treat.” Mr Simon Butler-Manuel, GRACE Founder
In order to recognise the signs and symptoms of gynae cancers and raise awareness, you might find it helpful to understand a bit about what these cancers are.
Gynaecological cancer refers to the five cancers that start in a woman’s reproductive system – cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, vaginal cancer, vulval cancer and womb cancer (also known as endometrial or uterine cancer).
You’ll find further information about all five cancers below, including the signs and symptoms to look out for. You can also download awareness resources to help spread the word online and in your community.