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Slough MP Backs Campaign to get More Women Tested for Ovarian Cancer

Fiona Mactaggart MP with Gilda Witte, Chief Executive of Ovarian Cancer Action.

Fiona Mactaggart MP with Gilda Witte, Chief Executive of Ovarian Cancer Action.

Fiona Mactaggart, MP for Slough joined Gilda Witte, CEO of Ovarian Cancer Action in Parliament at the launch of its BRCA 1/2 testing report launch. The report calls on more women to be tested for the inherited BRCA ½ gene to try and cut the number of women who from ovarian cancer.

 

Fiona said, “A woman dies every 2 hours from ovarian cancer, prompt testing of the women who are most vulnerable can prevent unnecessary deaths from this disease. Testing across the country is at very different levels.  As someone who has had ovarian cancer I feel passionate about this and I am backing the call by Ovarian Cancer Action, for greater testing.”