6 ways to help you reduce your risk of developing gynaecological cancer


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.

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