If you believe what most GP's tell you then she was too young to get womb cancer! Well I think it's time that they started to think again. As we know full well here at WCSUK, womb cancer can affect women of any age. The youngest we have in the private chat group at the moment is just 24. The majority of the women that have come to WCSUK since we started back in April 2011 have been pre menopausal women. That is women who have not yet gone through the menopause - which most GP's deem to be the type of women who get womb cancer.
It doesn't help matters when a top Gynea Oncologist appears on Radio 4 Women's Hour and says that womb cancer only affects women over 50.
Please will someone explain to me what is the ;point in WCSUK raising awareness about the signs and symptoms of womb cancer if women, especially young ones, are then going to their GP and being told "you are too young to get womb cancer"?
One young lady has just told me that she was fobbed off for over 2 years, despite dreadfully heavy bleeding and loosing large blood clots. It was only when her GP pushed for a second opinion that her womb cancer was discovered. This should not be happening. If a women has bleeding that is this heavy and extreme then cancer should be ruled out in the first instance.
We keep seeing articles in the press about young ladies being diagnosed of cervical cancer because they were under the age for screening - but why are we not hearing about the young ladies who are being diagnosed with womb cancer?
Things need to change - and WCSUK is trying hard to do that but we need your help. Please join us in raising awareness of this cancer - it can affect women of all ages. Women who are Mothers, Daughters, Sisters, Wives, Grandmothers and friends.
To the 6 lovely ladies I knew who have died of womb cancer - Marie, Deb, Marion, Frances, Linda and now Maya - may you rest in peace.
xx Kaz xx