16 Mar 2021

Ovarian cancer an ignored crisis - petition

From Checkpoint, 6:16 pm on 16 March 2021

Last year deaths from ovarian cancer topped the road toll, yet people with the disease say it's an ignored crisis.

Today a petition with more than 7,000 signatures, calling for national diagnostic guidelines to be developed, better treatment options as well as more government funding, was presented to MPs on the steps of Parliament.

Those steps were covered in white crosses - 182 to be exact - the number of people who died last year of the disease.

Emma Hatton was there.