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September is Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month and we're busting some myths

24 August 2022

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September is Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month (GCAM), a time for us to shine a spotlight on ovarian cancer - the UK’s most deadly gynaecological disease. A disease that’s often overlooked, misunderstood or misdiagnosed.

This September, we’ll be dispelling common myths, highlighting the facts and hearing stories from those who've lived with ovarian cancer, lost loved ones and want to do everything they can to change the future for women.

Together, we can help more women survive ovarian cancer than ever before.

TV presenter Lisa Snowdon - Ovarian cancer is a hidden cancer

Adele Sewell - Smear tests detect ovarian cancer

Jonathan Ward - Ovarian cancer only affects older women

Anna Hannides - Ovarian cancer is only diagnosed at a late stage

Dr Brooke Vandermolen - A pregnancy test can diagnose ovarian cancer

Florence Wilks - Ovarian cancer research spending has gone up in the last decade

Gillian McLaren - You can back to a normal life after an ovarian cancer diagnosis

Rabbi Oliver Joseph - If you a family history of cancer, you can't control your risk

Share with your friends and family 

Encourage them to follow us and learn about ovarian and gynae cancer from those who've been through it.

The more information we know, the more equipped we are to make the best decisions. You're in charge.

Make sure you follow us on 

  1. Instagram
  2. Facebook
  3. Twitter 
Look out for our videos on these channels throughout September

You'll hear from supporters, celebrities, health professionals and more, busting the myths they think are important and explaining why the truth could be lifesaving. 

Working together

We're also delighted to be working with some amazing partners throughout September, so stay tuned for updates on our social channels to hear announcements on live virtual events, video chats and more, throughout the month.

And don't forget it's Hereditary Cancer Awareness Week from Monday 26th September to Sunday 2nd October, and we'll be revealing what we have planned in the next few weeks.