Six women; Mothers, Daughters, Wives, Sisters, Grandmothers - have died so far and sadly they won't be the last.
Each time I hear of another passing it rips a piece of my heart away because these deaths should not be happening. These women, and many others, are dying because of a lack of awareness of a cancer that is easily treatable (if caught early) yet many of them, especially younger women, are often misdiagnosed or told they are too young to get womb cancer.
Only a couple of weeks ago, we lost a young lady at the age of 32. There are women in the chat group who are in their 20's - womb cancer is supposed to be a cancer that post menopausal women get! Why are younger women getting it? What is causing the increase in the total numbers of women being diagnosed? Most important of all is when is there going to be a national awareness campaign about womb cancer and when are we going to see womb cancer get as much publicity and media attention as other female cancers?
WCSUK has been doing what we can to raise awareness of this cancer for the past 3 1/2 years but sometimes it feels like we are banging our head against a brick wall. When I hear that some women think that womb cancer is a type of cervical cancer then I get angry because it shows that there is a desperate need for an awareness campaign.
Please, if you want to help raise awareness then join us in emailing your MP and ask them to ask the Dept. of Health to launch a national womb cancer awareness campaign. If you are in Scotland, Wales or N. Ireland then please emails your elected representative. We have produced an email template that you can use - just email firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll send it to you.
6 lives lost is 6 lives too many and I don't want there to be any more. Please help us raise awareness.
xx Kaz xx