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Warning over most common womb cancer symptom most women are ignoring

Over 9,700 women, and people with genealogical organs, are diagnosed in the UK each year with this kind of cancer, and 90% of these people, if diagnosed early, will survive.

When found at a late stage, it goes down to a 15% survival rate for five or more years.

Currently, one in five patients with womb cancer are still not found until the disease is advanced.

Now, womb cancer charities want to address the awareness gap us Brits have, as a new survey has found that over a third of people have never heard of womb cancer, or unsure if they have.

Only 43% of people surveyed were aware that vaginal bleeding after the menopause can be a symptom of womb cancer.

Health charities The Eve Appeal and Peaches Womb Cancer Trust, are
launching a new campaign called ‘Spot Check’.

The campaign aims to educate people on the signs and symptoms associated with womb cancer and to help people with gynae organs know when to seek medical advice.

The charity say 90% of womb cancer cases are identified due to the presence of abnormal vaginal bleeding – so it’s a vital symptom to be aware of.

‘Despite womb cancer being the most common of the gynaecological cancers in the UK, our survey reveals that one in four women in the UK have never heard of or are unsure if they have heard of womb cancer,’ she Professor Emma Crosbie, President of Peaches Womb Cancer Trust, said.

‘A worryingly high number of people are not familiar with the most common “red flag” symptoms.’

As part of the campaign, posters will appear in women’s public toilets in 24 locations across the UK for four weeks.

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