NEARLY a third of female survey respondents in the North West could not name a single correct symptom of any of the five gynaecological cancers, according to a women’s cancer research charity.

Helena Morrissey, chairman of The Eve Appeal, said: “We know how important it is to promote straight talking about the signs and symptoms of gynaecological cancers to all women, and this survey has highlighted just how far we still have to go to make this happen in all regions of the UK, including the North West. These cancers have some of the worst outcomes for women, with a 40 per cent mortality rate.

“Understanding the symptoms will save lives, which is why we are urging women to talk more openly about these life-saving issues.”

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