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Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

EDM number 995 in 2016-17, proposed by Mark Durkan on 01/03/2017.

That this House supports Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month which takes place in March 2017; notes that over 7,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer across the UK each year; is concerned that just one in five women are able to name the lead symptom of bloating; recognises that early diagnosis saves lives and that awareness of the symptoms of ovarian cancer is key if more women are to be diagnosed sooner; further recognises that the four key symptoms of ovarian cancer are persistent bloating, pelvic or abdominal pain, feeling full and a loss of appetite and increased urinary urgency or frequency; further supports the work of charities Target Ovarian Cancer, Ovarian Cancer Action, Ovacome, The Eve Appeal and others to raise awareness of the symptoms of this deadly disease; welcomes the Be Clear on Cancer pilot currently running in the East and West Midlands which aims to raise awareness of all abdominal symptoms that could be cancer; and calls on the Government and devolved administrations to act to ensure that all women know the symptoms of ovarian cancer and that more women are diagnosed early.

This motion has been signed by a total of 4 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Mark Durkan01/03/2017FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartyProposed
Fiona Mactaggart01/03/2017SloughLabourSeconded
Tom Brake01/03/2017Carshalton and WallingtonLiberal DemocratSeconded
Jim Shannon01/03/2017StrangfordDUPSeconded

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