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cervical cancer

"The goal was always, from day one, that no one else's mum dies"

Posted on: Friday, 31st May 2019 by

June 2019 marks 20 years of Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust and is the start of our anniversary year. ‘Jo’s Trust’ as it was first known, was founded by James Maxwell in 1999 after his wife, Jo passed away from cervical cancer.

So, to mark the 20th anniversary of the charity, we chatted to their children Tom, Lucy and Alexander about the early days of Jo’s, what it means to them and their hopes for the future of cervical cancer prevention. 


We’re sharing a couple of fundraising love stories…

Posted on: Thursday, 14th February 2019 by

Today is Valentine’s Day where we show how much we love our significant others or friends. We aim to support everyone who is affected by cervical cancer, including the important people in their lives. We’ve been lucky enough to speak to a couple of men who have been through what may be the most difficult thing their relationship ever goes through. 


Looking after your mental health after your cancer treatment finishes

Posted on: Wednesday, 12th December 2018 by

What a rollercoaster of emotions it’s been so far. You were given your cervical cancer diagnosis, attended numerous scans and consultations before finally being given treatment. Once treatment finishes, people sometimes assume that they will just ‘move on’ with their lives. If only things were always that straightforward! This blog post is going to talk about the range of emotions that you might feel once treatment has finished, the impact it can have on you and those around you and how to think about where you go from here.


Early Menopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

Posted on: Thursday, 18th October 2018 by

Jessica was prescribed hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in October 2017. We spoke to Jessica and Debby Holloway, a Gynaecology nurse consultant from Guys and St Thomas’ hospital, about early onset menopause caused by cervical cancer treatment, and the potential benefits of going on HRT.


We need to normalise HPV

Posted on: Wednesday, 19th September 2018 by

Laura, was diagnosed with Stage 1a1 cervical cancer in 2016 aged 29. She shares her experience of being told she had high-risk HPV.


Support Group closures

Posted on: Monday, 14th May 2018 by

A Jo’s survey in 2008 overwhelmingly showed that 98% women with cervical cancer wanted more person to person support and that their preferred choice of services were a helpline and local support groups.


It's about giving your head and body time to re-connect: Sex and intimacy after cervical cancer

Posted on: Friday, 9th February 2018 by

To be able to enjoy sex and intimacy, lots of things need to work together. The brain, body, mood and behaviour all need to be in sync, and then if you add a partner into the equation (although you don’t have to) and what is happening around you in life generally, it's a wonder anyone ever manages a successful sex life! So after cervical cancer it’s no surprise that one or all of these areas may have been affected. 


Our commitments by 2022

Posted on: Friday, 29th December 2017 by

Looking into the New Year, there is lots to look forward to and focus on. We are committed to working harder and shouting louder than ever before and we are better placed than ever to do this with a growing team, a rising income, a greater reputation and more partners than ever before.


Friends, who needs them?

Posted on: Monday, 18th December 2017 by

Well, we do. A cervical cancer diagnosis, treatment and life beyond can certainly have some uplifting moments but girl those downward turns can really dig their nails into you! It’s quite common for women experiencing cervical cancer to feel overwhelmed and isolated and it’s at that point that a friend or family member can really make a difference.


"It begins to feel good to help others, to be the supporter not the supportee"

Posted on: Monday, 2nd October 2017 by

Volunteering is a powerful tool. It can be a valuable resource, contribute to recovery or rehabilitation and satisfy a wide range of needs.