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What's it like to have a colposcopy during the coronavirus crisis?

Categories: coronavirus | colposcopy | lletz | cell changes

This is part of our “How it works now” series, aiming to help you navigate how our healthcare system works at the moment.

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How can physiotherapy help your recovery from cervical cancer? 

Categories: cervical cancer | mental health | intimacy

Lisa Williams is a physiotherapist from Belfast. In this blog, she talks about the often hidden challenges facing women recovering from cervical cancer and its treatments, and what physios can do to help.

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What it's like working at Jo’s during coronavirus

Categories: Fundraising | Policy | support

It’s a tricky time to be a charity. We’re facing an anticipated income loss of over 60% and have had to furlough over half of our amazing colleagues to make sure we can continue to deliver our key frontline services. It’s a tricky time but we’re as committed as ever! Below some of our staff...

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Coping with anxiety

Categories: cervical cancer | cervical screening | mental health | colposcopy | coronavirus

Diane is a therapist and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

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Can I still contact my GP during the coronavirus crisis if I'm having symptoms?

Categories: cervical cancer | coronavirus “What do I do right now if I’m having symptoms? Can I still see my GP? Am I wasting their time?”

A lot has changed due to the coronavirus crisis, but some things stay the same - this includes your GP’s role. They’re your first point of contact for anything that is concerning you.

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Spotlight on: Ted Tugwell

Categories: Fundraising | cervical cancer | 20th anniversary

During our 20th year, we’ve been speaking to people who have been supporting us over the years. Ted Tugwell has been fundraising for Jo’s for over six years with the goal of raising £200,000 after his wife sadly passed away from cervical cancer.

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We are right beside you

Categories: coronavirus | support

I am addressing this to everyone working in our NHS, in public health, in social care. Whether you work in a laboratory, general practice, a hospital or are supporting any aspect of our health and care system in your home - I want to thank you and say the team at Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust are...

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Self-isolating tips from people who have done it before

Categories: coronavirus | mental health | support

Self-isolation and social distancing were terms many of us couldn’t define a few weeks ago, now they’re our way of life– a ‘new normal’. Staying in and avoiding other people is the best thing we can do to slow down the spread of Covid-19, but for many people getting used to it is really tough....

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We don’t have all the answers

Categories: coronavirus | support | mental health

Your world might have changed, but we haven’t. In this series, we talk about the impact coronavirus might have on your life and how to manage it.

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What can we learn about cervical screening from the most remote place in the UK?

Categories: cervical screening

Iona Stoddart leads our West of Scotland team and she recently went on a cervical screening tour of the Western Isles. She’s shared the insights this unique part of the world gave her about access to cervical screening. 

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