But not any more.
Let me explain.
When we first started back in 2011, we took September as "our" awareness month here in UK, following the lead of our US #PeachSisters who had been using the month to raise much needed awareness over the water.
So every September we have used the month to make plenty of noise about womb cancer & spread the word. I have always believed that womb cancer, as the most common of the gynae cancers, needs & deserves a month of its own.
However in recent years September has been used by some as gyne cancer awareness month, even though cervical and ovarian cancer both already have their own awareness months.
Earlier this year WCSUK was asked if we would be part of a new initiative being organised by International Gynacologic Cancer Society who wanted to make June International Uterine (womb) caner awareness month.
We thought about it for a bit, unsure wether to make the change but then realised that as it was an international thing, it would raise awareness globablly about womb cancer so we got on board with it.
So in 2023, September became June and International Uterine (womb) cancer awareness month was born.
So, does this mean that womb cancer awareness will no longer happen in September?
Well no, because we try to raise awareness every day of the year about womb cancer and will never stop doing so.
But its nice to know that there is now a global initiative to raise much needed awareness of this cancer and that by all talking together, we can really #GiveWombCancerAVoice.
As some of you may know, I have been forced to take a step back over the past few years since my health got considerably worse during lockdown and now with my husband having been diagnosed with Parkinsons, I am sadly unable to devote as much time to this cause as before but now that we here in UK have the wonderful Peaches Womb Cancer Trust I know I can leave you in their safe hands.
I urge you to follow them across their social media platforms if you are not already and help spread the word about womb cancer. They are as passionate about raising awareness & supporting those who have been diagnosed with womb cancer as I am.
So there you have it, the awareness never stops really, but now we can come together in June as a global voice and say #BeWombCancerAware.