The big E: why endometriosis should be treated like cancer

Endometriosis had a moment in the spotlight 18 months ago when, in the face of dogged campaigning by patient advocates, the Federal Government announced a national plan to improve care.


Startling statistics were acknowledged: one in 10 women experienced this painful disease, yet it took between seven and 12 years to achieve a diagnosis, on average.

Women told authorities that their menstrual pain