Uterine Cancer Kills 8,000 U.S. Women

September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

Sep 13, 2011, 11:52 ET from Tatum Ink

OSCEOLA, Indiana, Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tatum Ink – The most common gynecologic cancer is uterine cancer, also called endometrial cancer. "This year, 45,000 women will learn they have it; 8,000 will have it listed on their death certificates," says freelance journalist Rita Tatum, author of Sass cancer Back: Living with Spirit (Xlibris: 2011).    

"Many books offer hope for cervical and ovarian cancer warriors," says Tatum, who was diagnosed with stage 4 uterine cancer in 2006. "Far fewer address endometrial cancer, even though it averages 10,000 more diagnoses annually than the other two gynecologic cancers combined."      

Tatum's book provides uterine cancer warriors an ordinary friend for their journey. "I'm not rich; I'm not famous. I'm just like you," says Tatum. She shares what worked for her, namely a holistic approach as an equal, proactive member of the oncology team.

Addressing newly diagnosed uterine cancer warriors, Tatum reassures them, "Your mind, body and spirit are essential to this fight. The oncology team cannot win without you."

Tatum knows the terror a cancer diagnosis instills, but insists women rise above it. "I know, others refer to cancer as the Big C," she says. "As someone with cancer, battling it minutely, I would say lower case that capital as often as you can. It helps."

For the mind, medical details about uterine cancer and clinical trials, as well as surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation treatment information are presented in an easily understood, often lighthearted style. Tatum provides questions to ask for various treatments and hilarious perspectives on the patient-oncologist relationship. For the body, Tatum shares tips and recipes for addressing fatigue, appetite, pain and other physical issues cancer and its treatment present. Her joyous spirit is protected by faith and prayers.

Filled with hope, confidence and refreshing laughter, Sass cancer Back is available in paperback and e-book editions from publisher Xlibris and booksellers worldwide.

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