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Seòmar agus comataidhean

Cholangiocarcinoma Awareness Month

  • Submitted by: Jamie Greene, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 23 February 2023
  • Motion reference: S6M-08001

That the Parliament recognises that February 2023 is Cholangiocarcinoma Awareness Month; understands that cholangiocarcinoma is a rare form of cancer, found in the bile duct, which primarily affects people over 65; further understands that the American Cancer Society estimates the survival rate for cholangiocarcinoma to be just 9%, rising to 25% if caught early; encourages further public awareness of the potential symptoms of cholangiocarcinoma, including chills, dark urine, loss of appetite and jaundice, and believes that more needs to be done to raise the profile of rare cancers like cholangiocarcinoma in order to encourage further funding and research and improve outcomes for patients.

Supported by: Alasdair Allan, Sharon Dowey, Maurice Golden, Liam Kerr, Stephen Kerr, Roz McCall, Paul Sweeney, Mercedes Villalba, Sue Webber