Saturday, 9 July 2011

Ovarian cancer victim helps launch campaign

Here i am again, name in lights!!  Printed in tonight’s Hull Daily Mail, my local paper.

HULL: A Hull woman who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer visited the House Of Commons to help a charity launch a campaign.
Tracey Ford, 47, of west Hull, helped Target Ovarian Cancer launch the Let's Talk campaign to urge MPs to help save lives.
The campaign outlines three priorities for change in the diagnosis and management of ovarian cancer, which the charity said could save as many as 500 lives per year.
More than 6,500 women in the UK are diagnosed with ovarian cancer every year and the charity said 4,300 currently die from the disease.
Tracey said: "MPs are beginning to make an impact in Parliament on vital issues that will save women's lives from ovarian cancer.
"Much, much more can be done.
"If women don't know to go to their GP and GPs don't know about the symptoms of ovarian cancer, how will women be diagnosed in time to save their lives?
"New official statistics show late diagnosis is a major cause of Britain's poor survival rate.
"Ovarian cancer is the fourth biggest cancer killer of women."


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