Gynaecological cancer awareness month


September is Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month and Martin Whitfield MSP is supporting The Eve Appeal's efforts to raise awareness throughout the month. The charity's YouGov survey conducted ahead of the month found that only one in five people know about the link between womb cancer and oestrogen and less than a third are aware of [...]

Gynaecological cancer awareness month2023-09-20T09:54:11+01:00

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month


September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and charities and campaigners are asking the public to 'wear it gold' during the month and help raise awareness. One way of doing this is by purchasing a gold pin badge from charity Young Lives vs Cancer and wearing it throughout the month. Martin Whitfield MSP has always supported [...]

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month2023-09-20T09:52:09+01:00

Highlighting Myeloma awareness


Today marks the start of Myeloma Awareness Week (19-25 June). Myeloma is a treatable but incurable blood cancer. This year Myeloma UK are campaigning to find the ‘missing’ 851 blood cancer patients. During the pandemic, myeloma saw a drop in diagnoses, with confirmed cases down by 851 across the UK compared to pre-COVID expectations. This [...]

Highlighting Myeloma awareness2023-09-21T11:03:25+01:00

#LetsTalkScreening is awareness message


This week (19 to 24 June) is Cervical Screening Awareness Week and this year a leading charity is encouraging people to talk about screening during the week. Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust is highlighting the importance of cervical screening and encouraging attendance at screening appointments. The charity is sharing different experiences, including screening after giving birth, [...]

#LetsTalkScreening is awareness message2023-09-21T10:59:37+01:00

Raising awareness of bladder cancer


May is Bladder Cancer Awareness month and Martin Whitfield MSP is backing a charity’s campaign to help highlight the symptoms of bladder cancer and overcome any barriers to seeking medical advice. Fight Bladder Cancer reports that one of the main barriers in the timely diagnosis of bladder cancer is related to the symptoms. Symptoms and [...]

Raising awareness of bladder cancer2023-09-21T16:13:15+01:00

Backing ‘Know Your Skin’ campaign


Martin Whitfield MSP is supporting Melanoma Awareness Month this May by backing a leading charity’s new ‘Know Your Skin’ campaign. His support comes after experts have raised concerns in response to a new survey by the charity Melanoma Focus. It shows that 35% of people in Scotland reported rarely or never using sunscreen when in [...]

Backing ‘Know Your Skin’ campaign2023-09-27T11:19:56+01:00

Meeting rare cancer charity


Martin Whitfield MSP has met with national bone and soft tissue cancer charity Sarcoma UK during Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Awareness Month to discuss the action it is taking for children, teenagers and young adults diagnosed with sarcoma. Mr Whitfield is pleased to support Sarcoma UK on raising awareness of the distinct challenges this [...]

Meeting rare cancer charity2023-09-27T11:48:34+01:00

Helping raise bowel cancer awareness


April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month and Martin Whitfield MSP is joining other elected representatives to help raise awareness of its symptoms. Bowel cancer is a broad term for cancer that begins in the large bowel, which is made up of the colon and rectum. Bowel cancer is more common in people over the age [...]

Helping raise bowel cancer awareness2023-09-28T11:54:04+01:00
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