Who We Are
UK Cervical Cancer (UKCC) sees a future where the complete prevention of Cervical Cancer is within the reach of all us both in the UK and other parts of the world.
We support the statement made by Professor Ian Frazer AC (co-inventor of the Cervical Cancer vaccine, featured in the video above) that ‘Cervical Cancer should be almost entirely preventable’ and this has informed our vision and objectives as can be seen in the section below.
Being aware of the previous statement and the fact that there so may organisations looking the prevention and treatment of Cervical Cancer, why is it then that over 270,000 women still die every year from it? Every 2 minutes, somewhere in the world, a family is grieving the loss of its wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt or friend from this serious yet highly preventable disease. As our Mission Statement states, we have a small team who are committed to creating awareness of Cervical Cancer and its prevention in the UK and other developing countries where families are disadvantaged. Details of our team are found in the appropriate section.
Cervical Cancer is the leading cancer killer of women in developing countries and in our objective of reducing the suffering and pain associated with this, we work with a number of partners including the ACCF, the Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation and with them we are committed to freely providing the Cervical Cancer vaccine and treatment to girls and women in developing countries who would not otherwise receive it. The partnership works in countries such as Nepal, Bhutan, Kiribati, The Solomon Islands and Vietnam vaccinating girls against HPV (the virus that causes Cervical Cancer) screening and treating women for Cervical Cancer. By vaccinating a girl in a developing country, her risk of dying from Cervical Cancer is reduced by up to 80%. By screening a woman in a developing country for Cervical Cancer even just once, her risk of dying from Cervical Cancer is reduced by up to 40%.
In summary, we want to help everyone with cancer live life as fully as they can. Your involvement with us and donation will help us to do that.