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Myeloma Awareness Week

  • Submitted by: Miles Briggs, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
  • Date lodged: Monday, 17 June 2024
  • Motion reference: S6M-13668

That the Parliament recognises 17 to 23 June as myeloma awareness week; understands that myeloma is an incurable blood cancer and that approximately 2,300 people in Scotland are living with the condition; welcomes the #InMyeOwnWords campaign by Myeloma UK, which uses people's own words to describe their experience of the most common signs and symptoms of myeloma, which include fatigue, back pain, recurring infections, and broken bones; further welcomes the symptom translator developed by Myeloma UK to help communication between a doctor and patient by using examples of myeloma symptoms described in patients’ own words, and calls on MSPs across the Parliament to support the campaign by raising awareness of the symptoms and encouraging people to download the symptom translator and get themselves checked.

Supported by: Clare Adamson, Jeremy Balfour, Jackson Carlaw, Maggie Chapman, Foysol Choudhury, Katy Clark, Sharon Dowey, Jackie Dunbar, Tim Eagle, Annabelle Ewing, Russell Findlay, Meghan Gallacher, Kenneth Gibson, Pam Gosal, Jamie Greene, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Monica Lennon, Fulton MacGregor, Gillian Mackay, Ben Macpherson, Ruth Maguire, John Mason, Liam McArthur, Roz McCall, Stuart McMillan, Edward Mountain, Audrey Nicoll, Ash Regan, Emma Roddick, Douglas Ross, Alex Rowley, Mark Ruskell, Alexander Stewart, Kevin Stewart, Paul Sweeney, Sue Webber, Annie Wells, Tess White, Elena Whitham, Brian Whittle