Gynaecological Cancers are cancers that start in any part of a woman’s reproductive organs.

  • 21,000 women are diagnosed with a form of Gynaecological cancer every year in the UK.
  • On average 24 women are diagnosed each year in Guernsey & Alderney.
  • On average 9 deaths are recorded each year in Guernsey & Alderney.
  • There are 5 gynaecological cancers.

How to reduce the risk of developing gynaecological cancer:

  • Stop smoking. Women who smoke are about twice as likely as non-smokers to get cervical cancer.
  • Eat a healthy diet containing whole grains like wholegrain bread and cereals, beans, pulses, and plenty of fruits and vegetables.
  • Be physically active as part of your everday life.
  • Go for regular screening.
  • Attend when invited for HPV vaccination.

Changes to look out for include:

  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding or discharge
  • General abdominal pain.
  • Pain during sexual Intercourse.
  • Itchy skin around the opening to the vagina.
  • Difficulty passing urine.
  • Increased abdominal size/persistent bloating.
  • Pelvic and/or abdominal pain.
  • Changes in the vulva such as a rash, sores or warts.

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