GLASGOW MP Alison Thewliss was transformed into a super-hero to show support for women fighting a cancer which lags behind others in survival rates.

New research has shown only one in five women are aware that bloating may be a indicator of ovarian cancer.

Other symptoms include feeling full, tummy pain or needing to wee more often than usual. However, the symptoms can be similar to many other conditions such as Coeliac disease.

Women who are concerned about symptoms can request a blood test from their GP which will test for CA125 levels. Although other conditions can cause a rise, it is the only tool currently available for helping diagnose and monitor the disease.

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MPs were given the chance to dress as ‘teal heroes’ - the colour associated with ovarian cancer campaigns to raise awareness of the symptoms for OC awareness month.

Alison Thewliss MP, said: “Too many women die of ovarian cancer.

“We all have to act to ensure that more women know the symptoms to look out for, are diagnosed sooner and get the treatment they need.

"That’s why I was delighted to take part in this year’s Teal Hero event to support women with ovarian cancer and their families.”

Annwen Jones, Chief Executive of Target Ovarian Cancer, said: “It’s been fantastic to see MPs become awareness superheroes today.

"We all know that much more needs to be done to see the improvements in diagnosis and survival that women with ovarian cancer and their families deserve.”