GRACE supports women with gynaecological cancers by raising awareness, funding research and providing local hospitals with vital surgical equipment.
Raise standards of gynaecological cancer care and treatment for women across Surrey, West Sussex and Hampshire
Promote early diagnosis and treatment through awareness and;
Raise funds to support ground-breaking research into the cause, progression and treatment of gynaecological cancers
Why we're here
In the UK, 18,000 women are diagnosed with a gynaecological cancer every year. This is 53 women diagnosed every day, and 21 of these will die.
GRACE is dedicated to research which will improve the treatment, recovery, and survival rates of women diagnosed in the future, and are currently involved in several projects including investigation of chemotherapy resistant ovarian cancers. Its findings feed into the wider UK network, helping to influence and shape the diagnosis and treatment of these women.
Our GRACE Woman, Elizabeth, is passionate about raising awareness of cervical cancer following her diagnosis last year. Here, she talks about her diagnosis and treatment, and urges all women to attend their cervical screening.
Our wonderful GRACE Woman Lydia Brain has written another piece for Refinery 29. She talks about her experience of endometrial cancer and urges women to be aware of the symptoms.
I got involved with GRACE through the founder, Simon Butler Manuel. He gave me some information on the charity and I knew it was something I wanted to be involved with.
I got engaged on the 1st January 2017 and got to be overjoyed for about two days before I was diagnosed with cervical cancer on the 3rd, at the age of 31.
One of our wonderful GRACE Women, Gerry, speaks to Now Surrey TV about the importance of attending your cervical smear.
Lydia is back with her round up of the last week of Gynae Cancer Awareness Month...
More updates from Lydia for week 3 of Gynae Cancer Month...
As part of Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month, Lydia Brain has written about the impact that endometrial cancer has had on her life. We'll be sharing her updates on our blog, so follow along and let's chat about all things gynae!
In September 2016 I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.