Cancer diagnosis

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2607
Question By: 
Andrew Boff
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

According to a poll commissioned by the charity, The Eve Appeal, one in five middle-aged women ignored symptoms which could indicate ovarian or womb cancer. Taking into account your role as Chair of the London Health Board, your health inequalities objective to empower individuals and communities to improve health and well-being, your visit to the ground-breaking Cancer Research facility in Sutton in December 2014 and your decision to have an ambassador for breast cancer, would you consider having an ambassador for Ovarian and Womb Cancer to help encourage women across the capital to recognise cancer symptoms and get assessed in order to produce better outcomes for cancer patients in London?

Answer

Answer for Cancer diagnosis

Answer for Cancer diagnosis

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Department for Health, Public Health England and NHS England continue to work with ovarian charities to increase public awareness of ovarian cancer.

I will also ask my Health Team to discuss what more we can do to raise awareness of this important issue.