Here are a few more facts about endometrial cancer:
- It's the 4th most common cancer among women in the U.S.
- It's the ONLY major cancer that's increasing both in frequency and mortality.
- It is woefully understudied and unresearched.
- Nearly 60,000 women will be diagnosed with endometrial cancer in the U.S. this year.
- This type of cancer will cause more than 11,500 deaths each year.
The good news is that Victoria Bae-Jump (see yesterday's post) at UNC is pressing forward with her endometrial cancer research. For more, please read this. This is the research the Lord led me to support after Becky passed away from this terrible form of cancer. My trip to the Alps netted $25,000 for the cause, and I have had the good fortune of doing several smaller fundraisers since then.
Please, please take a minute and watch the Vimeo video in the above linked-to article. Early detection is key. And let me just say it. I hate cancer. I hate that it exists and the horrible things it causes people to endure. You see, we just never know. We don't know what's around the next corner. But we can't live in fear. There is no way to sugarcoat the effects of cancer, but what we can do is focus on all the positives that are happening and supporting causes that are worthy of our resources. There is no way to "make sense" of what happened to Becky, but I truly believe she'd want us to forge ahead with hope and optimism.