That's why I am going to start something that I hope you will all get involved with. Something that will hopefully help raise more awareness and spread the word about what WCSUK does and why we are here.
Welcome to "Womb Cancer Wednesday" - I would like to invite to join me in using this day each week to talk about womb cancer. Everyone knows about breast cancer - pink ribbons are everywhere and everyone knows what they stand for!
I want people to know what, and more importantly who, peach ribbons represent.
The 23 women each day who are diagnosed with womb cancer. The nearly 1,900 each year who die as a result of a womb cancer diagnosis.
The women in their 20's, 30's or 40's who are diagnosed - many of whom have struggled to get a diagnosis because they keep being told that they are "too young" to have womb cancer. Those same women who face being childless because of getting womb cancer - a double whammy!!
So today, and every Wednesday I am asking you to spread the word. Take every opportunity to talk about womb cancer. With family; work colleagues; other patients in the surgery waiting room; etc.
The more we talk about womb cancer, the less it will be "the forgotten" cancer.
It's time to bring peach out into the open - turn something as negative as womb cancer into something positive. Spread the word and help stop the rise in numbers of women dying from a cancer that many had never even heard of before their diagnosis.
So go forth, peach sisters and spread the word!
xx Kaz xx