Around 58 women are diagnosed with gynaecological cancer each day in the UK!
Here are some tips that can help to reduce your risk.
Always attend your cervical smear test - a smear test takes just 10 minutes, but the benefits of it can last a life time!
Human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine - HPV infection is the leading cause of cervical, vulvar and vaginal cancer, so by having this vaccination you can reduce your risk of developing a gynaecological cancer.
Don't smoke - smoking damages all of the organs in your body and can even put you at a higher risk of developing a gynaecological cancer. quitting smoking will reduce your risk significantly even if you have been smoking for a number of years.
Make healthy decisions - maintaining a healthy weight, while also staying active and eating a balance diet can help to reduce your chances of developing gynaecological cancer along with other types of cancer.
Contact your doctor if you notice anything unusual - if you have notice anything new or abnormal, it is a good idea to see your gynaecologist or GP to make sure that it is not a warning sign of any cancer.
Know your family history - around 5-10% of all gynaecological cancer cases are hereditary, meaning that it has been pasted down by a family remember. If you know that you have any gynaecological cancers in your family then you can look out any signs or symptoms.