Endometrial cancer support groups
ECANA: Endometrial Cancer Action Network for African-Americans is a group of doctors, patients, survivors, community advocates, and professional leaders “who have come together to create support, community, and empowerment for any African-American affected by endometrial cancer. “
Endometrial Cancer Action Network for African-Americans First National Conference
The Endometrial Cancer Action Network for African-Americans‘ first national conference took place in March 2019 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
The Conference brought together Black women directly affected by endometrial cancer, researchers, clinicians, policy advocates, and reproductive justice leaders for two packed days.
Participants learned about endometrial cancer, shared their stories and the ways they thrived, developed shared frameworks about race and reproductive justice, shared brilliant policy advocacy ideas, laid the groundwork for patient-centered research partnerships, became certified peer educators, and came away with life-long friendships and a growing network!
A 6-minute video about the Conference.
The mission of the Foundation for Women’s Cancer is “to bring together all communities of advocates, patients, caregivers, partners and the healthcare team to eradicate or lessen the impact of gynecologic cancer through research, education and public awareness.”
“Too often, women with endometrial cancer have reported that their symptoms were stigmatized and dismissed. Spot Her is an initiative to help end the silence around endometrial cancer. We aim to embrace the power of every woman’s voice to take a stand on this important women’s health issue. Together we can educate, support, and build strength through community.”
The mission of the Uterine Cancer Awareness Network “is to raise public awareness regarding uterine cancer by informing everyone about the disease! Our vision is to see everyone with a uterus informed about uterine cancer and those diagnosed provided with support services.”