Did you know you know your menstrual cycle can tell you important changes about your body? Getting to know your ‘normal’ could be potentially lifesaving.
September marks Blood Cancer Awareness Month and Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month. Leukaemia Care, Bloody Good Period and The Eve Appeal are teaming up to bring you ‘When it’s Not Just a Bloody Period,’ a webinar about recognising changes to your menstrual cycle and what these changes could signify - even after your periods have stopped! Our panel features menstrual experts, healthcare professionals, and patients with lived experience coming together to talk about the menstrual cycle and cancer.
For leukaemia and gynaecological cancers, there are symptoms that are specific to individuals who menstruate. For example, symptoms can include heavier than usual menstrual flow, abnormal uterine bleeding, uncharacteristic bleeds midway through a menstrual cycle, and spotting after menopause. Despite this, women prioritise uterine and vaginal health lower than most other health issues and ignore significant changes; important presenting symptoms are being left out of the narrative.
We want to encourage conversations about menstruation and equip individuals who menstruate to recognise changes and to know when they should see a GP. We want every individual to know their normal and to get abnormal bleeding checked. Let’s raise awareness of the ‘taboo’ signs and symptoms of cancer together and fight for earlier diagnoses.
Join us for a warm cup of tea and snuggle up on the sofa for a chat, after the year we’ve had - you deserve it. Be there on Tuesday the 21st of September at 7 pm to talk all things taboo and break the silence on blood!