Cervical Cancer Prevention Week 2019

Care home cook Yvonne raises awareness of cervical cancer

The Oaks Care Home resident Pat Whyatt and cook Yvonne Gibson.

The Oaks Care Home cook has been sharing her experience of cervical cancer as part of a national awareness raising week.

Yvonne Gibson, who works at The Oaks Care Home, in Blyth, Northumberland, was diagnosed with Stage 4 cervical cancer five months ago.

Despite being on long-term sick leave, she decided to visit work to talk to the staff about the importance of going for cervical screening.

Her talk coincided with Cervical Cancer Prevention Week 2019, promoted by Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust to educate others on reducing their risk of the disease.