Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust-new information, surveys and an online app

1.     Surveys: – Costs of cervical cancer and Sex & intimacy after cervical cancer treatment

In an effort to increase cervical screening uptake and reduce cervical cancer incidence Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust is working to explore the impact that having cervical cancer can have on peoples’ income and wider financial situation, including additional spending, and producing information about sex and intimacy after treatment for cervical cancer.

They are looking for women who have been through a cervical cancer diagnosis to take part in 2 surveys; on the financial impact of cervical cancer; and about long term side effects related to sexuality and sexual function after treatment.

More information can be found on the website: http://www.jostrust.org.uk/support/research/cost-cervical-cancer-survey

2.    New online app created to raise awareness of cervical screening – Put Yourself In The Picture

Annually one in five UK women do not take up their cervical screening invitation and uptake is now on the decline. The Put Yourself In The Picture app aims to get people talking about cervical cancer and encourage women to pledge to attend a cervical screening which could save their life.

Find out more: http://www.jostrust.org.uk/selfie

3.    New information online and printed

 Four new miniature additions to information publications.

These mini fact sheets provide information on: human papillomavirus (HPV), cervical screening, abnormal cervical screening results, and being diagnosed with cervical cancer.

They complement the original mini on cervical cancer – the facts. They are credit card sized and ideal for women to pick up discretely to read when they’re ready.

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