Sinn Féin Health spokesperson Councillor Patricia Logue has welcomed the launch of the Pathfinder report, Transforming Futures for Women with Ovarian Cancer.
Speaking after the launch of the report she said:
“This report is important for the nearly 200 women who are diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer in the north of Ireland every year.
“The report identifies actions on awareness, diagnosis, treatment and support which are needed to deliver the outcomes women with ovarian cancer here need and deserve
“Only 36% of women with ovarian cancer here are diagnosed in stage 1 where survival is highest, so raising awareness of the disease is vitally important.
“Awareness of ovarian cancer must continue to be raised within our society, particularly amongst women and health practitioners.”