Thanks thrivr.... BUT I HAVE taken steps in that direction 10 yrs ago and its frustrating to work to get the word out about vaginal cancer when its so rare..along with vulvar cancer. 3% chance of getting vag ca.
I do embrace and am happy that breast cancer and check ups have come to the forefront and more women are catching it earlier and earlier. That more women are getting mammos every yr.
So.. and it has begun with me 10 yrs ago and some other ladies I know but its not going to happen overnight.
Not trying to change the world..just bringing attention to another cancer that is not as well known.
I was diagnosed with vaginal cancer in 1998 and it was so hard even speaking about it. You have what? I always wondered why I never heard of it. Its not popular, its rare but I went thru surgery chemo radiation (internal and external) and felt almost embarrassed that people would talk in hush hush tones about it. I talked about it because I wanted people to know there is such a thing.
My 80 yr old dad was on the phone talking to his golf buddy telling him I had been dx'd with cancer. The friend asked what kind? He answered VAGINA!! I was mortified...but now can smile about it. Its vaginal, dad. ...