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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S5W-27818
Asked by: Richard Lyle, Uddingston and Bellshill, Scottish National Party
Date lodged: 9 March 2020


To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to raise awareness of ovarian cancer, and what plans it has to launch a public awareness campaign.

Current status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 18 March 2020


Through the Detect Cancer Early programme, the Scottish Government aims to increase the proportion of cancers that are detected at the earliest stages and includes increasing awareness of the symptoms of ovarian Cancer.

Our social marketing strategy and the latest ‘Survivors’ campaign aims to reduce fear of all cancer, which we know remains a key barrier to people presenting early and encourage those with any unusual or persistent changes to their body to visit their GP practice. The Scottish Government has had social media activity for ovarian cancer month including linking to case studies and highlighting the symptoms.