This week is Cervical Cancer Week and we are sharing knowledge on this condition where you can get information from and also how to get involved. ¬†Especially as did you know that if you have cervical cancer you can also suffer from incontinence in particular stress incontinence (leaking urine when coughing or sneezing).
The theme for the Cervical Cancer Prevention Week 2018 is ‚ÄúReduce your risk‚ÄĚ.¬† Every year in the UK, around 3,000 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women aged 35 and under.
Cervical cancer is not thought to be hereditary. In 99.7% of cases, cervical cancers are caused by persistent infections with a virus called high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is a very common virus transmitted through skin to skin contact in the genital area. Around four out of five sexually active adults (80%) will be infected with some type of HPV in their lives. However, for the majority of women this will not result in cervical cancer. While HPV infection is common, cervical cancer is rare.
Help and Support
- The Freephone Helpline is manned by volunteers who have had personal experience of cervical cancer or cervical abnormalities and have had training in telephone helpline skills. Call 0808 802 8000 for support.
- Ask The Expert – Through this service you can put your questions on any aspect of cervical cancer to our panel of experts.
- Cervical cancer support groups – your support groups offer an opportunity for women living with or beyond a cervical cancer diagnosis to meet each other locally for information, friendship and mutual support. The groups are led by trained volunteers who have either been personally or professionally affected by¬†cervical cancer¬†or cervical abnormalities.
At Incontinence UK we have a huge range of incontinence products to help with conditions such as stress incontinence. ¬†We have everything from incontinence pants and pads to products for your bed, sofas and chairs and accessories for incontinence.
Incontinence UK Team