Knowing that the printed media, especially magazines, work months in advance I have been trying since the beginning of this year to get some publicity for womb cancer.
I have contacted various independent journalists and magazine and newspapers, many of who have not even bothered to reply to my emails. I have women who are willing to talk about their diagnosis yet still it is so hard to get any publicity for womb cancer.
It sadly seems that womb cancer doesn’t have the same sort of media friendly attraction as other cancers. Why don’t all cancers get the same level of awareness?
I told one journalist that we had lost 3 #PeachSisters to womb cancer at the beginning of the year and she asked me if the families would be willing to talk to her for a story. I told her that I had little contact with the families and that it wasn’t my place to ask them. She said it was a pity as someone dying from cancer was always a “good story”.
Sadly, the dead can’t talk to the media and share their story which is why we are working hard to raise awareness and do it on their behalf.
We have lost 5 #PeachSisters so far this year to womb cancer – 5 women who were Wives, Mothers, Daughters, Sisters etc.
It is because of them and all the others we have lost over the 7+ years since we started, that we do what we do here at WCSUK.
We will continue to shout from the rooftops about womb cancer because we care and because we want to see change.
We want women to be listened to and not have their symptoms ignored.
We want women to get the help and support they need after diagnosis.
We want women of all ages, shapes and sizes to know about womb cancer.
We are here to #GiveWombCancerAVoice