As a very small organisation it has been hard work to be seen & heard over the past 10 years but we have tried very hard not only to raise awareness but to give a voice to the many women who have been diagnosed with womb cancer.
Back in 2018 I wrote a blog post here about why September matters for womb cancer. I still find it shocking that the most common gynaecological cancer & the 4th most common cancer to affect women does not have an official dedicated national awareness campaign.
The amount of awareness around for womb cancer was low 10 years ago when WCSUK started and sadly it is not much better now, despite us doing what we can. We have distributed almost 20,000 of our awareness leaflets up and down the UK. They have been placed in GP surgery & hospital waiting rooms, libraries, cafes, pharmacies, and countless other places.
The lack of a dedicated womb cancer charity has not helped; although we are a small dedicated organisation we don’t have the clout that a charity does. Happy to say that things are about to change on that front pretty soon.
This month sees the launch of Peaches Womb Cancer Trust, a charity that will be focussing on awareness & research. You can read more about them in a future blog post later this month.
So the future for womb cancer awareness is looking “peachy” and once September is over we can take a step back and have a bit of a rest. 10 years of talking about womb cancer has certainly taken its toll on my mental health. I have been lucky to have a small band of fellow survivors who have been with me along the way and have helped to #GiveWombCancerAVoice but it's now time for us to focus on what we were created to do and that is support those who have been diagnosed.
We will always be there for our #PeachSisters because #NoOneFightsAlone.