There is no dedicated womb cancer awareness campaign which is why WCSUK is doing what we can to raise awareness of this cancer, which is the 4th most common cancer in women in the UK; it is also the most common gynaecological cancer with more women being diagnosed with womb cancer than cervical or ovarian cancer.
Latest statistics from CRUK show that 9,324 women were diagnosed with womb cancer in 2014, that's 26 women a day; and 2,166 died in 2013 as a result, that's 6 women a day.
Women who are Daughters, Mothers, Sisters, Wives, Aunts and Grandmothers.
In 2012, 7,192 women in England, 724 women in Scotland, 458 women in Wales and 243 women in NI were diagnosed with womb cancer.
Over the last decade, womb cancer incidence rates in females have increased by a 25% in the UK.
Womb cancer accounted for 3% of all new cancer cases in the UK in 2014.
Sadly, womb cancer is not just a cancer that post menopausal women get; many younger women are now being diagnosed so raising awareness amongst all women is vital. We do not know exactly why younger women are being diagnosed as there is not much research being done at present into womb cancer.
Always get any unexplained or unusual bleeding checked out by your GP, especially if you are post menopausal.
Womb cancer is easily treated if it is caught early so the earlier you get checked out the better. Please don't ignore the signs.
Risk factors include obesity; never having had children; starting your periods at an early age; having irregular periods; being diabetic or having PCOS.