Lyttle reiterates call for specific ovarian cancer awareness campaign

Alliance MLA Chris Lyttle has reiterated his call for a specific ovarian cancer awareness campaign to be launched in Northern Ireland.

Mr Lyttle was speaking after attending the launch of the Target Ovarian Cancer report by Pathfinder Northern Ireland at Parliament Buildings. The East Belfast MLA has previously been involved with the campaign alongside the late Una Crudden.

“It was my privilege to present a petition for this campaign to the Minister for Health on behalf of the late Una Crudden and I will continue to do whatever I can to support the many people and organisations fighting to achieve early diagnosis, clinical trials and support for the brave women affected by this disease.

“After hearing powerful contributions from a number of speakers at this event, I have sought an urgent update from the Public Health Agency on the delivery of a specific ovarian cancer awareness campaign.

“Such a campaign could allow much higher survival rates than we currently see and would be a fitting tribute to the work of Una and others.”

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