March marks Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and Martin Whitfield MSP is joining parliamentarians from across the UK to help a campaigning charity raise awareness of the key symptoms of ovarian cancer.

Target Ovarian Cancer is the national ovarian cancer charity working to save lives and help women diagnosed live their lives to the full. It organises the awareness month each year to highlight key symptoms and reach more women at risk of ovarian cancer.

Commenting on his support for campaign, Martin Whitfield MSP said:

“Nearly 600 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer every year in Scotland. The earlier a woman is diagnosed, the greater her chance of survival. That means that awareness of symptoms is key to improving early diagnosis.  

“However, we must address the misconceptions around ovarian cancer to ensure more women experiencing symptoms visit their GP. Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month is crucial in helping ensure everyone knows the symptoms to look out for.

“They include bloating, feeling full, pelvic or abdominal pain and needing to urinate more. By working together to raise awareness, we can help ensure everyone diagnosed with ovarian cancer has the best possible chance of survival.”

Find out more about Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and the work of Target Ovarian Cancer at