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The Eve Appeal charity has set up a nurse-led service –  Ask Eve – to provide information on all five gynaecological cancers.

The new Ask Eve information service, led by Tracie Miles, will help women discuss questions about signs and symptoms, risk factors and related issues such as genetic testing.

Formed in 2002, the charity comprises a nine-strong team, with Dr Miles as the only employed nurse and, currently, the only one running the information service. But she hopes that, in time, the service will grow and recruit additional staff.

‘At this stage of my nursing career, having worked predominantly in a hospital, it’s fantastic to now have autonomy as a nurse specialist. I help women keep well, but I also sadly see those who have gynaecological cancer and support them to live well with it and ensure they have the information they need.’

Alongside her work, she still has a caseload in chemotherapy and radiotherapy as a clinical nurse specialist at Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS


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