You will be reading this because you or someone you care about has newly been diagnosed with cervical cancer. Around 3,000 women each year in the UK receive this diagnosis. Finding out you have cancer can be an emotional and scary time.
You'll probably have been given lots of information from the hospital, but it can be difficult to digest and remember what you've been told when possibly the only word you'll have heard is 'cancer'.
‘My advice for anyone going through cervical cancer treatments is to talk to someone, don’t do it alone.’ – Emma, 26
Here is a list of links that you can use to help you find out more about cervical cancer generally, your treatment options and getting support for you or your partner.
- What is cervical cancer?
- Causes of cervical cancer
- Types and stages
- Treatment options
- Side effects from treatment
- Life after cervical cancer
- Connect with others on our online forum
- Living with advanced cervical cancer – connect with others on our closed forum
- Speak to someone now, call our helpline 0808 802 8000
- Meet other women in your local area
- Ask a question to one of our experts, via our Ask The Expert service
- Are you a partner of someone with cervical cancer? Connect on our forum or find more information here
- Read about the experiences of other women in our Cervical Cancer Stories report and watch the series of films featuring seven unique women sharing their stories.
The booklet offers an overview of what cervical cancer is, the treatments you may be offered and the impact of a diagnosis. We've included stories from other women to try to help you understand your experience and give you direction on where you can get continued help and support.