#LetsTalkLynch – Womb Cancer Screening Campaign
The Eve Appeal and The University of Manchester have teamed up and created #LetsTalkLynch, a campaign that aims to promote awareness of Lynch Syndrome, a hereditary condition that increases a person's risk of both bowel and womb cancer.
Dr Emma Crosbie and Dr Neil Ryan conducted research at The University of Manchester that is set to change cancer diagnosis, treatment, and care for thousands of women and families across the country by demonstrating the absolute need for screening all womb cancer patients for Lynch Syndrome.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines recommend that everyone with a newly diagnosed bowel cancer is tested for Lynch Syndrome. This is important and essential, but The Eve Appeal and The University of Manchester are taking action because we want womb cancer patients to be included in these guidelines.
A woman with Lynch Syndrome is much more likely to develop womb cancer before bowel cancer, so we are campaigning for the Lynch test to be given upon diagnosis of womb cancer. This will enable women with Lynch Syndrome and womb cancer to take preventative measures for their future health, and the health of their family members.
The first step to making a change is to make a noise. September is Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month and every Wednesday of this month will be known as 'Womb Wednesday'.
Each week, we will share a set of videos looking at all aspects of the research. You will hear from Emma and Neil themselves, and meet women and men whose lives and families have been affected by Lynch Syndrome, bowel and womb cancer.
Please help us spread the word by sharing these films as far and wide as possible, using the #LetsTalkLynch and #WombWednesday hashtags.
Let's make the change happen.