Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust

Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust

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Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust

Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer amongst young women in the UK and Europe. Nearly 3 women a day in the UK will die from cervical cancer whilst each year around 2,800 women are newly diagnosed. In addition, some 300,000 women a year are told they may have a cervical abnormality that might require treatment.

Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust is the UK’s only charity dedicated to women, their families and friends affected by cervical abnormalities and cervical cancer. The charity was established in 1999 by James Maxwell following the death of his wife Jo, (aged 40), from cervical cancer. Since then we have provided advice and support to thousands of women and their families.

Our work covers a range of areas including:
1. Offering information about cervical abnormalities and cervical cancer written, reviewed and updated by medical experts through our website and materials
2. Enabling women to meet online, to share experiences, network, and support others facing similar challenges
3. Providing opportunities for women, friends and families to get together for shared support, both at a local and national level
4. Enabling individuals to post a medical question to our online panel of medical experts
5. Campaigning to influence UK Governments to implement new and improved preventative, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
6. Running a range of programmes to educate the public and health professionals on key areas relating to cervical cancer and how it can be prevented.
7. Offering community support via local groups or telephone support (these new services launch in January 2011)

Founded 1999

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