Being part of Cancer Research UK

To ensure more women know how they can reduce their risk of cervical cancer and to support cervical cancer awareness week from Monday 22 – Sunday 28 January 2018, Cancer Research UK have contributed this useful article to learn more about Cancer Research UK and how you can be involved.

Here are some useful facts:

  • Every day in the UK around 9 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer
  • 2 women lose their lives from the disease every day
  • More than half of cervical cancer is diagnosed in women under 45
  • Cervical screening prevents at least 2,000 cervical cancer deaths each year in the UK
  • However 1 in 4 women do not attend their screening test.

For more information on the risk factors/ symptoms/ treatment and diagnosis of cervical cancer, please click here.

Cancer Research UK are also developing information to help parents of children with cancer, and they need your help. They have shared the below article with the opportunity for parents to get involved in how they shape their children’s cancer pages.

This information will be in the “About cancer” part of our website, which provides patients and loved ones with information on everything about cancer, from symptoms, risk factors and causes, to diagnosis, treatment and living with cancer. This information receives around 37 million visitors a year and covers more than 95% of the cancers diagnosed in the UK, including many rare cancers.

We are currently conducting interviews to understand how different people use health information. We would be extremely interested in interviewing members of Kensington Mums. We especially value insight and feedback from real parents (whether they have a child who suffers from cancer or not) because we want to better help the parents who come to our website to find the information they need regarding their child’s health.

The interview would last approximately 45 minutes. They would be ideally done in person but could also be done over the phone if this was more convenient and would be scheduled sometime in January. We would be able to cover travel expenses to our offices in Angel or come do the interview wherever convenient for you.

The first part of the interview will focus on your experience of looking for heath information online for your child, including cancer information if relevant. In the second part of the interview, we will show you some of our work in progress, and ask you about your preferences on the way we design our information.

If you are not able to come in for an interview, but would still like to help, you can do so by filling out our online survey: https://survey.cancerresearchuk.org/Childrens-cancer-parents-survey.aspx

This would only take around 10 minutes and would be a huge help to our project. 

If you would be interested in helping, please contact Alizee.Froguel@cancer.org.uk or call 0203 469 5183.