More women are getting endometrial and uterine cancer, also known as womb cancer. Salford resident Noreen Bailey has new group aiming to raise awareness of this fourth most common cancer in women, and anyone who has been diagnosed is being asked to join fellow sufferers and survivors, plus nurses and experts.
Endometrial and uterine cancer, also known as womb cancer, is the fourth most common cancer in women – but the least known about. Now some Salford women are aiming to change that, with a meeting on Friday 9th June, between 11:30am and 1:30pm, in the Christie Room at Salford Royal Hospital.
“We are looking for ladies in the North West, Salford and Greater Manchester who would like to join us” says Noreen Bailey, a womb cancer survivor who is organising the meeting “The aims of our group are to get as much information out to other women as possible, and to give support to our ladies who are finding it hard to cope.
“It is also important to be able to let people know about the different services that are available to us, such as Macmillan and Maggie’s Manchester; these are so important to anyone battling with cancer” she adds “The meetings will be held once a month and you can bring a friend, even if they haven’t been diagnosed but are also interested in helping us get the word around.”
Symptoms of Womb Cancer
Unusual vaginal bleeding eg bleeding after the menopause; in between periods; heavier periods than usual; a watery or bloody vaginal discharge; a pain or discomfort in the pelvic area or pain during sex.
There are other conditions too that affect the womb, such as fibroids, which can also cause unusual vaginal bleeding. If you have any unusual vaginal bleeding always see your GP.