An ambitious campaign has been launched to raise £1m to support women who have been diagnosed with a gynaecological cancer and to raise awareness of the disease.
The Miss Moola la project is the brainchild of businesswoman Nicki Page. Ms Page wants to build a centre to improve awareness of gynaecological cancer and support women with the disease. She said: “The mission is to build the first Butterfly House survivor centre in South-East Wales for ladies in Wales recovering from gynaecological cancer. It will provide a natural holistic environment for ladies initially to receive follow up treatment and help them through their journey to wellness. This is to be based on models successfully operating in Canada and Australia.”
The service will complement the work of those in the NHS in Wales and they also aim to work with other charitable organisations that need their input.
Kenneth Lim, a consultant gynaecological surgeon at Llandough Hospital and chair of the South Wales Cancer Network’s gynaecological advisory group, said: “Awareness of gynaecological cancer is still quite low, partly because prevalence is so much lower than breast cancer.
Richard Peevor, a locum consultant gynaecological surgeon, also based at Llandough Hospital, added: “there needs to be somewhere women can feel comfortable turning up. There are examples of these centres in Toronto, Canada, where everything is in one place.
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