Women need to rely on vulva self-examination to recognise the early signs of cancer.
THE IDEA THAT SOME LIVES MATTER LESS IS THE ROOT OF ALL THAT IS WRONG IN THE WORLD Dr Paul Farmer, Medical Anthropologist
February is VulvuaryJoin us in the challenge for Awareness. ‘Fight for eVerywoman’ with the Vulval Health Awareness Campaign, the ‘eVerywoman’ campaign for the vulva.
Lichen Sclerosus Breaking News:
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Current Challenges for People with lichen sclerosusTo make an awareness amongst family doctors and the general public.
To ensure sufficient awareness and education to facilitate a good outcome for the very young children who are being diagnosed now and who will have to grow up with LS. To make a future for them.
To encourage medical professionals to research the truth, whether or not using potent topical steroids does delay or prevent progression to vulva cancer. There is some anecdotal evidence to support the theory that using steroids may be a factor in avoiding vulva cancer.
Educate patients and doctors on the truth about steroids. Encourage good education and abolish the across the board statement that ‘steroids thin the skin’.
Raise the profile for lichen sclerosus in men and male children.