The time of year when those of us that have been diagnosed with womb cancer (or endometrial or uterine cancer as its sometimes called) make a lot of noise and try to raise awareness of this cancer because despite it being the most common gynaecological cancer it gets very little awareness unlike other gynae cancers like ovarian or cervical.
According to CRUK 9,324 women were diagnosed with womb cancer in 2014 (the latest year for which figures are available) That means 9,324 women who are Mothers, Daughters, Sisters, Wives, Aunts, Nieces, Grandmothers and Girlfriends.
Sadly many of these women will not have known anything about womb cancer before they were diagnosed. Just like I hadn’t when I was told I had it on 23rd Dec 2009.
There is no national awareness campaign for womb cancer and it gets very little media attention. This is why we at WCSUK have spent the past 6+ years working hard to raise awareness.
This September will be our 7th annual awareness campaign and we are going to make as much noise as we can about womb cancer.
Other organisations may call it gynaecological cancer awareness month but we are determined to make sure that womb cancer gets the attention and awareness it needs.
Our lives as womb cancer patients and survivors are worth as much as other cancer patients and we demand that our cancer is given the same amount of coverage.
It’s time to go peach for womb cancer and raise much needed awareness.