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Cholangiocarcinoma awareness month

EDM (Early Day Motion) 976: tabled on 09 February 2022

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 13 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that February is Cholangiocarcinoma Awareness Month and February 12th is World Cholangiocarcinoma day; commends AMMF the cholangiocarcinoma charity for their outstanding work supporting people impacted by bile duct cancer and providing information, educational resources and advocating for people impacted by this aggressive cancer; recognises the importance of their GP Awareness Campaign; credits their collaborative work with health care professionals, surgeons, oncologists at hospitals and universities UK wide and internationally; further notes the symptoms and signs of these bile duct cancers are something everyone should be aware of such as abdominal discomfort, loss of appetite and jaundice and encourages people who have any concerns to make a face-to-face appointment with their GP to be checked out as a matter of urgency; highlights that cholangiocarcinoma, while still a rare cancer, is on the increase and is aggressive thus highlights that to improve patient outcome it is essential to find ways to achieve earlier diagnosis and effective treatments for this disease; and calls on the Government to support the campaign to increase awareness and encourage people to flag symptoms to their GPs to help catch up with cancer diagnosis and treatment.