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Preventive strikes: A history of female cancers

31 Jan 2019 17:00 - 19:00

20 Cavendish Square, Marylebone, London, W1G ORN


For many years, hysterectomy was widely relied on for both cure and prevention of female cancers.

Historian Ilana Löwy talks about her research, which has highlighted the damaging effects of some of these "preventive strikes." Today, specialist nurses coordinate the diagnostic and treatment journey for cervical cancer, as well as prevention to include smear tests, breast cancer screenings and managing the consequences of treatment.

Cancer nurse specialist Tracie Miles looks at the current role of the Clinical Nurse Specialist in cancer patient care today.

Doors open 5pm, talks start at 5.30.


The venue is fully wheelchair accessible. There is a hearing loop in the lecture room. We can offer large print copies of presentations if requested at least a week before the event. Assistance dogs are welcome.

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20 Cavendish Square

20 Cavendish Square is located behind John Lewis, Oxford Street.


The nearest stations are Oxford Circus and Bond Street.


There are many buses routes that stop nearby, including the 10, 25, 55, 73, 98 and 390.

Page last updated - 04/10/2018