Neil Findlay MSP marked World Ovarian Cancer Day last week.
World Ovarian Cancer Day takes place every year on 8th May to raise awareness of this particular form of cancer.
Over 295,000 women worldwide are diagnosed with ovarian cancer every year. This cancer has the lowest survival rate of all female cancers, which can be attributed to the lack of early detection tests, in addition to symptoms that can be confused with other less severe illnesses.
World Ovarian Cancer Day is used to spread the message around the world so that more people are aware of it and can look out for symptoms.
Neil Findlay MSP said:
“Of all female cancers, ovarian cancer can cause the most fatalities. That is why we should all be aware of it and the signs and symptoms.“Though, it is also important that we attribute the resources to the NHS to ensure that people with all cancers have the resources available to them to be seen and treated urgently.