Karen Hobbs & Dr. Philippa Kaye

Gynaecological cancer – prevention, treatment & a positive outlook

Karen Hobbs is The Eve Appeal’s Cancer Information Officer and runs Ask Eve, a free, confidential information service, where anyone can call or email in with any question they have about gynaecology. It’s a completely taboo and embarrassment-free zone.

Karen was diagnosed with cervical cancer at 24. She uses stand-up comedy to tell her story. She has written articles for The Independent, The Huffington Post, iPaper, Glamour and The Telegraph. She has been interviewed by BBC Radio 1, Radio 4 Woman’s Hour, Radio 5 Live, Sky News, BBC News, ITV News, London Live and The Evening Standard, taking every opportunity to squash the stigma that surrounds having a disease in between your legs.

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Dr Philippa Kaye is a GP, author, journalist and mother.

Philippa is one of those irritating clichés, she really did always want to be a doctor, apart from a very brief spell of aspiring to be a ballerina (also a cliché, sorry). But she has always been fascinated by science and by people and medicine is a career which thankfully combines the two.

Dr Philippa is a Londoner and only moved away for three years while studying at Downing College Cambridge, before returning to Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ medical school for her clinical training.

Dr Philippa knows that one of the core skills of medicine is being able to translate ‘medicalese’ into English and has used this skill to write five books on subjects ranging from pregnancy to child health and development including Doctor’s Get Cancer Too and The M Word: Everything You Need to Know about the Menopause.

She is the medical expert for Woman, My Weekly Special and Smallish magazines and regularly contributes to the print and online press. She has previously been the medical expert for various magazines such as Junior, Sugar, Prima and Mother & Baby.

Dr Philippa makes regular appearances on ITV’s This Morning and is also The Latte Lounge’s resident GP!

Just some of the points we cover in this session:
What the 5 gyny cancers are, what their symptoms are, and what we need to be aware of
What tests women should be having
What women should be looking out for and what preventative measures we can all be taking to keep us as well as possible

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