Eve

Eve

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Not only beautiful Eve also allows you to donate to the Eve appeal, with £5 donated for every Eve arrangement sold.

Bursting with red and blush roses, berries, eucalyptus and laurel leaves. Classic in form yet stylish in every way.

The Eve Appeal is the only UK national Cancer charity that is raising awareness and funding groundbreaking research on Women’s cancers. It was set up to focus on developing effective methods of risk prediction, earlier detection and developing screening for women-only cancers. 

After being diagnosed with the BRCA2 Mutation I underwent a preventative bi-lateral (double) mastectomy and I’m currently trying to undergo IVF treatment to have a family before I have my Ovaries removed in a few years. 

I’m delighted to be part of the Eve Appeal’s research- BRCA Unite and BRCA Protect. 

The Eve Appeal have a mission to be at the forefront of understanding the molecular events that lead to the development of breast and ovarian cancer, with the aim to allow them to effectively predict and ultimately prevent the occurrence of these cancers.

Currently, apart from supportive and conservative management options, the mainstay for BRCA treatment involves women undergoing risk-reducing surgery, preventative or ‘prophylactic’ mastectomy (removal of both breasts) or preventative or ‘prophylactic’ salpingo-oopherectomy (removal of both ovaries and fallopian tubes).

By helping shape and advance knowledge for women with the BRCA mutation, we together can help develop new preventative measures that will enable women to reduce their risk of developing cancer, without the need for surgery, and ultimately offer women of all ages a more holistic approach to their health and a range of options that they can consider.

Whilst the outcomes of this study may not necessarily directly impact me or you at present, I hope that we together will be able to change the future landscape for those with the BRCA mutation including daughters and loved ones.

The Eve Arrangement is sent hand-tied, the Eve flower arrangement does not contain the vase photographed. 

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PROUD TO SUPPORT BRCA PROTECT.

The Eve Appeal launched a new research clinic at University College London Hospital (UCLH) in November 2015 – BRCA PROTECT – with the aim to develop interventions with the potential to revolutionise the lives of women with a genetic mutation; leading to improvements in predicting the risk for and prevention of developing ovarian and breast cancer in the UK.

Professor Martin Widschwendter, Head of Department of Women’s Cancer at University College London said, “In order to make a substantial change to the understanding of women’s cancer, we must begin to understand why and how women with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation develop ovarian and breast cancer. This will then allow us to develop methods of preventing these cancers, so that the women at risk no longer need to have surgery to remove their breasts, ovaries and fallopian tubes”

“Our ambition is to identify the key mechanisms of cancer development and understand its causes, then we will be able to test potential ways of preventing these cancers from developing in the first instance.”

That’s why the research clinic is a very exciting and novel way of developing the most effective and efficient mechanisms to decode women’s cancers. It is crucial to fully understand the role that genetic mutations can play in the early development of these cancers; and how best we can protect women in the future without the need for invasive surgery.

The clinic are currently recruiting women from a variety of backgrounds to participate in this ground-breaking research, including women with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation. Additionally, they are seeking their mothers, sisters, daughters and female cousins who have tested negative for the gene mutation, as well as women from the general population. Women’s contribution is absolutely vital if they are to understand who is at risk from these deadly cancers.

All of their work is underpinned by the generosity of hundreds of volunteers and of course the Eve Appeal Research Charity Funding.

I am very proud to be part of the BRCA PROTECT study and hope research into my genes will help hundreds if not thousands of others in years to come.

Find out more at the Eveappeal.org.uk website