Who We Are

ECANA: Endometrial Cancer Action Network for African-Americans

We are a group of women who have come together to create support, community, and empowerment for any African-American woman affected by endometrial cancer. We are patients, doctors, survivors, community advocates, and professional leaders all committed to one purpose – improving the lives of Black women affected by this disease. On this site, we hope you find the community and knowledge you are looking for. If you are ready to give back, we hope you join us in our national efforts to set a new standard of research on this condition. Welcome.

Let's work together!

Our Stories

Join Heide - attendee at ECANA's Conference for Community, Education, and Research Training - as she shares her journey from putting her health second, to putting it first. She shares the benefits of putting your health before other responsibilities, and the challenges of doing so.

Watch this video to hear Adrienne, ECANA Steering Group advisor, as she talks about taking initiative to prepare herself with information before going to specialist and follow-up appointments, and how you can take initiative with gathering the knowledge you need.
Watch this video to hear Margie, ECANA Steering Group advisor, talk about how she navigated the medical information coming in after her diagnosis by seeking second and third opinions, the clarity and calm she found in doing so, and how you can go after another opinion, too!

Education Resources

Research Spotlight

The Endometrial Cancer Action Network for African Americans (ECANA) is launching the first ever national survey of Black/African-Americans who have had endometrial cancer.

Learn the Lingo

Here is a quick reference you can use to start to learn the vocabulary and language you may hear in medical visits.