Was quite surprised to find out they wanted to use my photo on the cover and quotes from me through out the booklet - but if it raises awareness then I'm up for it!
The publication - which you can find on the Macmillan website http://www.macmillan.org.uk/Documents/AboutUs/Research/Richpictures/Richpicture-Uterinecancer.pdf is about the needs and experiences of people affected by cancer. It draws together all the evidence and numbers from across the UK and it does make for interesting reading, if like me, you are concerned about the numbers of women being diagnosed and the help and support available to them.
Some of the facts and figures do make depressing reading - for example it states that 34% of women with womb cancer thought their local GP's and nurses could have done more to support them whilst they were going through treatment. Also that 39% were not told they were entitled to free prescriptions.
The booklet is serving as a very good tool for me to use to raise awareness of womb cancer as its good to have figures to use to help highlight this cancer. It is the 4th most common female cancer in the UK behind breast, lung and bowel, yet there is still no national awareness campaign for it and very little awareness about it amongst women. Even many of us diagnosed with it had never heard of it before our diagnosis.
WCSUK is committed to raising as much awareness as possible about this cancer and I will continue to do as much as I possibly can to bring this cancer out into the public and get people, especially women, talking about it.
xx Kaz xx