New research shows a lack of knowledge about gynaecological cancers could be costing Londoners their lives.
A YouGov study commissioned by cancer charity The Eve Appeal showed almost 40% of women say the symptoms of these cancers are not serious enough to visit a health professional.
Athena Lamnisos, CEO of the Eve Appeal said:
"In London there seems to be a higher number of women ignoring the warning signs. That could be due to lifestyle.
Embarrassment, taboos and stigma also seems to be central to this. There are too many issues that stop people getting help."
Symptoms of gynae cancers can include abnormal vaginal bleeding or a lump or growth.