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Pancreatic Cancer Awareness

That the Parliament notes that November marks Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, and that 15 November 2018 is World Pancreatic Cancer Day; congratulates all of the pancreatic cancer charities and their supporters on working tirelessly to raise awareness of the condition; understands that it is one of the least survivable cancers and the fifth most common cause of cancer death in Scotland; notes that, while there are currently no screenings or early detection tests, some are in development; recognises that early detection is vital to improving a person's chance of survival by ensuring early access to treatment; appreciates that this need for early diagnosis makes awareness and knowledge of the condition all the more important, and welcomes all efforts in this cause.

Supported by: Sandra White, Richard Lyle, Joan McAlpine, Stuart McMillan, Edward Mountain, David Torrance, Liam McArthur, Rona Mackay, Gordon Lindhurst, Alexander Stewart, Kenneth Gibson, Bill Kidd, Stewart Stevenson, Jenny Gilruth, Keith Brown, Angela Constance, Tom Arthur, John Mason, Fulton MacGregor, Colin Smyth, Neil Findlay, Miles Briggs, Jackson Carlaw, Annie Wells, Monica Lennon, Maureen Watt


Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 21/11/2018
 
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