It is with great sadness that we must announce the closure of Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust, effective immediately Read More

Catherine Cooke

"I met great people and made new friends thanks to this brilliant event"

Posted on: Thursday, 7th September 2017 by

"I felt honored to be part of such a positive event"

Posted on: Wednesday, 24th May 2017 by

In the summer of 2013 I was diagnosed with stage 3b cervical cancer. I had always been vigilant about having cervical smear tests and STI screening. As a nurse working in the community I had also been part of a team delivering the HPV vaccination. On some level, it was a relief to finally know what had been causing the symptoms that I had been experiencing for several months. I’d been seen by the GP and at A&E numerous times. I had begun to think that I was overreacting to the pain and bleeding I’d been suffering with.