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  • Submitted by: Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
  • Date lodged: Friday, 17 March 2023
  • Submitting member has a registered interest.

  • Motion reference: S6M-08267

That the Parliament recognises that the month of March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month; believes that a worryingly low number of women are aware of ovarian cancer symptoms; notes that nearly 600 women are diagnosed with the condition each year in Scotland, and understands that only 23% of women are able to name bloating as a symptom of ovarian cancer; encourages everyone to be aware of the key symptoms, which are bloating, pelvic pain or abdominal pain, loss of appetite and urinary symptoms; considers that there is a need for a national awareness campaign regarding the symptoms of the condition; urges women who may be concerned to contact their GP, and commends the work of Target Ovarian Cancer in supporting women, and their families, who are diagnosed and living with ovarian cancer in Scotland.

Supported by: Karen Adam, Clare Adamson, Jackie Baillie, Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Stephanie Callaghan, Donald Cameron, Finlay Carson, Maggie Chapman, Foysol Choudhury, Natalie Don, Sharon Dowey, Jackie Dunbar, Russell Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Kenneth Gibson, Pam Gosal, Christine Grahame, Jamie Greene, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Stephen Kerr, Bill Kidd, Douglas Lumsden, Ruth Maguire, John Mason, Roz McCall, Stuart McMillan, Marie McNair, Carol Mochan, Edward Mountain, Emma Roddick, Douglas Ross, Alexander Stewart, Paul Sweeney, Annie Wells, Tess White, Brian Whittle