Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month

September is Gynaecological cancer awareness month. If you've been diagnosed with any of these cancer types – womb, ovarian, vaginal or vulva, or just want to be aware of symptoms. Macmillan can help.


For Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month we have answered some of the most frequently asked questions to give you the support you need.


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Gynaecological cancer - Frequently Asked Questions

If you have questions or concerns about gynaecological cancer, you are not the only one. We answer some of the most often asked questions about gynaecological cancer here.

  • Cancer and its treatment can cause physical and emotional changes that may affect your sex life.

    You may also have changes to your body and appearance such as scars or hairloss. Other changes may not be obviously visible to others. For example, treatment effects such as infertility or menopause. This can affect your body image and make you feel vulnerable about your body.

    Your nurse can give you more advice. You can ask your GP or practice nurse any questions you have and let them know if you have any concerns. They will be able to reassure you.

Support for people living with gynaecological cancers

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Information on our website

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Accessing Macmillan services

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Support groups

Cancer stories

Watch and read stories from people affected by gynaecological cancers. Please be aware these stories have strong emotional content.