Gynae cancers – spotting the signs and minimising the risks

Almost everyone knows someone someone affected by breast cancer. And thousands of us help raise funds for research by running or walking in honour of those we’ve lost.

But did you know that, in the UK alone, over 21,000 women are diagnosed with one of the five gynaecological cancers – womb, ovarian, cervical, vaginal and vulval – every year?

And sadly, 21 women lose their battle each day…

In the second hour of next week’s show, the Girls Around Town will be joined by guests Cherry Davis and Dr Suha Deen to talk about the importance of raising awareness of these cancers and how spotting the signs early can help save lives.

Cherry will be sharing her own story, from diagnosis through to recovery, while Dr Deen – a gynae cancer specialist based at Notttingham University Hospital – will be explaining why early diagnosis is vital and giving her perspective on some of the ways to minimise the risks.

Earlier in the show, there’ll be more wellbeing advice from Fiona who’ll be encouraging everyone to ‘slip on a shirt, slop on the sunscreen and slap on a hat’ this summer…

We’re all aware of the damaging effects of strong sun these days. But it seems we’re getting so good at avoiding the sun that vitamin D levels (made in our bodies when we’re exposed to sunlight) are much lower than in the past.

Did you know, for example, that an estimated 40 per cent of children now have vitamin D levels below the recommended amount?

Tune in or listen online from 10am next Sunday to hear Fiona talking about why you need to build up a good store of vitamin D over the summer and sharing her tips on how to do just that, without risking your skin.

Leave a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.