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NHS funded uterine cancer course launched for GPs and primary care clinicians

Published: 11th June 2024
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A free NHS funded course hopes to support primary care clinicians to detect the fourth most common cancer in the UK. 

Uterine cancer is the 4th most common cancer and accounts for 5% of all new cancer cases in females within the UK. 

There are 2 main types of womb cancer (uterine sarcoma or endometrial cancer). There are around 9,700 new diagnoses each year in the UK. 

90% of uterine cancers are endometrial cancers – cancers arising from the endometrial lining of the uterine cavity. 

Statistically, 34% of uterine cancers are preventable, Cancer Research UK said. 

This free, 1-hour course, which counts towards continuing professional development, supports clinicians in recognising symptoms that may be indicative of uterine cancer in pre, peri, and post-menopausal patients, and to make effective clinical decisions. 

Dr Sarah Taylor, GatewayC GP Lead, said:’ “I am pleased to announce the launch of GatewayC’s free new Uterine Cancer course. The course features leading specialists and invaluable information to help clinicians detect endometrial cancer at the earliest possible stage in primary care.”

“Uterine cancer is the 4th most common cancer among women in the UK – with 9,700 new uterine cancers diagnosed each year. Endometrial cancer is the most common type of womb cancer and usually has a better prognosis compared to other womb cancers if detected early. It remains vital that primary care clinicians recognise the early signs and symptoms associated with this disease to improve patient outcomes”.

“GatewayC’s Uterine Cancer course supports clinicians to identify patients most at risk of endometrial cancer and support clinical decision making to support earlier and faster diagnosis”. 

To access this course, start via this link. The course is fully funded by the NHS.

Currently available for clinicians working across England and Wales. 

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