Before my diagnosis I had never heard of womb cancer; sadly I am not alone. Many of the women who are part of WCSUK had never heard of it either, despite womb cancer being the 4th most common cancer amongst women.
When I set up WCSUK it was originally as a support group; somewhere for women to come and be able to get support form others going through the same journey.
It soon became apparent that there was a need for awareness about womb cancer and so WCSUK became a support and awareness organisation.;
There are many ways to raise awareness - from wearing a wristband or a badge to handing out some of our cards at appointments to holding an awareness coffee morning or running Race for Life dressed in a peach tutu!! By the way, if anyone does do that last bit, please let me know. I'd love to see some photo's!!!!!
I know that not everyone that has had cancer wants or feels able to do this kind of thing. Some just want to forget they ever had cancer and move on with their lives; that's fine.
Those of us that feel the need to do something positive after our experience are often driven to want to be able to spread the word and try to change the status quo that exists. Cancer is still not talked about enough, especially cancers like womb, ovarian or bowel.
I will talk about womb cancer until I am blue (or peach !!) in the face. I am one of the lucky ones who survived. Since WCSUK began just over 3 years ago, I have seen it take 4 lovely ladies who were part of the support group. 4 families who lost a Mum, a Sister, a Wife, a Grandmother.
If you want to help raise awareness of womb cancer then please either visit the Facebook page or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
xx Kaz xx