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£215raised of £500 target by 18 supporters

    Weʼve raised £215 to create a vulva cancer action group including website and printed literature.

    North Shields, UK
    Funded on Saturday, 11th August 2018

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    Story

    Most of you know my story and how an annoying itch that was dismissed as a symptom of the menopause turned out to be vulva cancer. Being told you have cancer is everyone's worst nightmare, being told you have one you've never heard of indescribable. You see the doctors mouth moving but hear nothing and as soon as you get home you hit the Internet for answers. The problem is there aren't any. Titbits of info on numerous generic websites but nothing definitive, nothing dedicated to vulva cancer. Our aim is to plug that gap, to create a one stop online resource where you can find answers right through your journey from biopsy to post surgery and beyond. This will not be a cold and clinical website listing facts and figures, this will informative, interesting and written by women who are on the same journey as those looking for answers. Raising awareness of vulva cancer is well overdue, if doctors miss the symptoms how are we meant to know what to look for? We also aim to print leaflets and create posters to go up in GP surgeries and possibly pharmacies. Unfortunately none of the above is free and due to being on SSP thanks to my cancer I don't have the funds to buy a domain and pay for web hosting, get leaflets printed etc. Vulva Cancer UK needs your help to get out of the starting blocks. Every £ you donate could help save a life, how amazing is that?

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    • Deb Cook8 months ago
      Deb Cook

      Deb Cook

      8 months ago

      Do the tumour was bigger than they thought and I have more surgery scheduled for the 30th May including a lymph node biopsy. This wasn't part of the plan tbh, could it have been avoided if I had known what to look for or my doctor has picked up on it? I'll never know the answer to that one but it makes this action group vitally important to raise awareness amongst women of ALL ages. This is no longer an old womans cancer and raising awareness has never been so important. Thank you 💜

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    • Deb Cook8 months ago
      Deb Cook

      Deb Cook

      8 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Thank you to everyone who has donated so far 💜 11% already is fab and we appreciate every penny. Please help us reach our target and get the word out about vulva cancer and start saving lives 💜

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    Page last updated on: 4/28/2018 2:30 PM

    Supporters

    18

    • nicola steers

      nicola steers

      Apr 28, 2018

      £10.00

    • Audrey Blair

      Audrey Blair

      Apr 19, 2018

      I was treated for vulva cancer last year . It's great that you are raising awareness of this "hush hush " cancer .

      £20.00

    • Pat Earle

      Pat Earle

      Apr 19, 2018

      Keep positive Deb x

      £20.00

    • Fiona Macdonald

      Fiona Macdonald

      Apr 18, 2018

      This is an unknown and terrible disease that more people should be aware of. Awareness raising is so important.

    • Julie Cockburn-Was Hall

      Julie Cockburn-Was Hall

      Apr 18, 2018

      £10.00

    • Jodie Grace

      Jodie Grace

      Apr 17, 2018

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 17, 2018

      Much needed thanks ladies

      £10.00

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