Helping peach and everyone beat cancer
Special tea party raises awareness of womb cancer
A special tea party helped to pour a drop of community spirit into Paisley and raise awareness for an important cause.
Renfrewshire Carers Centre hosted a peachy tea party to help bring attention to womb cancer, after one Renfrewhire local battled the disease.
Liz Murray approached the centre with the idea of holding a party to spread awareness of the disease.
After being diagnosed with womb cancer, also known as endometrial or uterine cancer, Liz was rushed to surgery.
Luckily, because her cancer was caught early, Liz didn’t have to undergo any further treatment,
Now, she wants to make sure more people are aware of the disease so that they can spot the symptoms early.
Liz said: “I consider myself to be very lucky. I knew what the early signs were and I had my treatment quickly.
“I am now determined to raise awareness to help other women catch this cancer early.”
The tea party offered tea and coffee, home baking, a raffle and special quiz designed to share knowledge of the illness.
Womb cancer is the fourth most common female cancer and the most common gynaecological cancer, and – as with all cancers – the earlier it is diagnosed the better.
The issue is often seen as a taboo subject, but Liz is determined that everyone should feel comfortable and confident talking about gynaecological cancers and the impact a diagnosis can have.
Everyone was keen to learn more – with around 15 women attending the tea party .
The ladies snacked on delicious home- baked goods, including fresh cream meringues and tasty cupcakes.
Many of the people there were cancer survivors themselves or had seen a loved one suffer with the disease.
A cup of tea was on hand as the locals shared their stories of cancer treatment and diagnosis.
Rhian McLean from Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust gave a talk, sharing information on a range of issues. There was also a quiz and raffle to enjoy.
Liz thanked Marie Granger and Katie Ball at the Carers Centre for all their help, while a spokeswoman from the centre called the day “a great success”.
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Sweet treats Public health engagement coordinator Rhiann McLean for Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, left, with event organiser Liz Murray