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Need to Raise Awareness of Ovarian Cancer Highlighted

Speech on Ovarian Cancer 11/3/13 East Antrim MLA and UUP spokesman on health Roy Beggs Jnr has called on the Minister for Health to take forward an interactive awareness campaign on the issue of ovarian cancer. The Ulster Unionist MLA outlined the fact that ovarian cancer leads to 6•6% of all cancer deaths in Northern Ireland and that 500 lives could be saved in the United Kingdom European levels of diagnosis and treatment were matched. Speaking in support of an Assembly motion Mr Beggs said: “Ovarian cancer is one of the commonest forms of cancer affecting women in Northern Ireland. In 2011, it accounted for 2•6% of female cancer cases, and one in 87 women is affected by it. Each of us will probably know someone who will be affected by it in her lifetime, and we should all think carefully about that. However, it also accounts for 6•6% of … Continue reading

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