East Kilbride’s MP has shown her super-powered support for women with ovarian cancer across her constituency at a special All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) event.
Dr Lisa Cameron was among MPs who dressed as ‘teal heroes’ to raise awareness of the symptoms of the disease at the event for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in March.
Data from Target Ovarian Cancer, which provides the secretariat for the APPG, shows just one in five women can name bloating as one of the key symptoms of the disease.
The symptoms of ovarian cancer are: persistent bloated tummy, always feeling full, tummy pain and needing to pass urine more often or more urgently.
Dr Cameron said: “Over 4000 women in the UK die of ovarian cancer each year, and awareness of the key symptoms remains too low.
“We must come together and act now to make sure everyone knows what look out for, and that those affected by ovarian cancer face better outcomes.