Uncovering endometriosis: conference brings painful condition out of the dark

(CBC News) — Pain remained a steadfast companion for Laura Millions Cone from her childhood into adulthood. It wasn’t until she was in her early 20s that she got a name for that pain: endometriosis.

Having fought hard first to get a diagnosis, and then the health care she needed, she has now become an advocate for other women facing the same challenges.

Millions Cone is the co-founder of a Saskatchewan support group and an organizer of the Third Patient Conference on Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain. She said education is key to making sure endometriosis patients get the best treatment in the shortest amount of time.

“I have spoken with people personally after the conferences and they have sent me messages and emails and telephone calls just saying how grateful they are,” she said. (…)

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