Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Angus MP Kirstene Hair has shown her super-powered support for women with ovarian cancer.
MPs were given the chance to dress as "teal heroes" to raise awareness of symptoms at an event organised for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and hosted by at the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the illness.
Teal is the colour of ovarian cancer awareness, which Ms Hair described as "alarmingly low" in the UK.
Data from Target Ovarian Cancer, which provides the secretariat for the all-party group, shows just one in five women can name bloating as one of the key symptoms of the disease.
Scottish Conservative Ms Hair said:
"Too many women die of ovarian cancer.  
"We all have to act to ensure that more women know the symptoms to look out for, are diagnosed sooner and get the treatment they need.
"That’s why I was delighted to take part in this year’s Teal Hero event to support women with ovarian cancer and their families."

The symptoms of ovarian cancer are: persistent bloating, feeling full or loss of appetite, tummy pain, and needing to urinate more often or more urgently.
Every year 7,300 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the UK, and 4,100 women die from the disease. 
Target Ovarian Cancer works to raise the profile of ovarian cancer, spread the word about the symptoms, and train GPs in early diagnosis. 

Chief executive Annwen Jones said: “We all know that much more needs to be done to see the improvements in diagnosis and survival that women with ovarian cancer and their families deserve.
"We look forward to working with these MPs to transform the futures of women with ovarian cancer.”
Visit targetovariancancer.org.uk to find out more.