Today is Less Survivable Cancers Awareness Day and Martin Whitfield MSP is joining parliamentary colleagues to help promote awareness of the day and the symptoms of less survivable cancers.

The day aims to raise the profile of the six less survivable cancers (cancers of the lung, pancreas, liver, brain, oesophagus and stomach), to raise awareness of symptoms, and highlight the critical importance of early diagnosis in improving survival.

Commenting on his support for the day, Martin Whitfield MSP said: 

“I’m pleased to support this year’s #LessSurvivableCancersAwarenessDay. These six cancers account for over 40 per cent of all common cancer deaths, yet awareness remains low amongst the public and even health practitioners.

“It is clear that early diagnosis saves lives. Make sure you are able to recognise the symptoms of these less survivable cancers and see your GP urgently if you are concerned.

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