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Cholangiocarcinoma Awareness Month (No. 2)

EDM (Early Day Motion) 977: tabled on 10 February 2022

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 6 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that February is Cholangiocarcinoma Awareness Month and 12 February 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 including surgeons and 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; 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, whilst still a rare cancer, is on the increase and is aggressive; highlights that to improve patient outcomes 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.