There are five gynaecological cancers womb, ovarian, cervical, vaginal and vulval. Each year in the UK, over 21,000 women are diagnosed with a form of gynaecological cancer, that’s 58 women every day.
Many of the early symptoms can often be missed, meaning a late diagnosis and a delay in treatment. The treatment of all cancers has a much greater chance of success if it is discovered as early as possible.
Wellbeing of Women has been funding medical research for more than 50 years. We have invested in vital projects to enable research developments in three main areas of work: pregnancy and birth, gynaecological cancers, and general wellbeing.
Our early research provided the building blocks for the development of the HPV vaccine, and our researchers have investigated the genetics of ovarian cancer, the early detection and outpatient laser treatment of cervical cancer, and effective screening for womb cancer.
How we have invested our funds in this area
- £3m for the early detection and outpatient laser treatment of cervical cancer
- £5.5m towards the successful diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer
- £1m towards effective screening for cancer of the womb
Conservative estimates of funding adjusted for inflation
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