ANYONE watching FMQs today will have noticed Humza Yousaf was wearing a purple ribbon.

The badge is to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer, with November being World Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.

According to the Pancreatic Cancer UK website, the campaign “is on a mission to double survival rates so that many more people survive to live long and well”.

Pancreatic cancer is a cancer that's found anywhere in the pancreas - an organ in the top part of your tummy. 

Anyone who wishes to get involved and help raise money can do so HERE

What are the symptoms?

According to the NHS website, symptoms of pancreatic cancer can include:

  • The whites of your eyes or your skin turn yellow (jaundice), and you may also have itchy skin, darker pee and paler poo than usual
  • Loss of appetite or losing weight without trying to
  • Feeling tired or having no energy
  • A high temperature, or feeling hot or shivery

It adds that other symptoms can affect your digestion, including:

  • Feeling or being sick
  • Diarrhoea or constipation, or other changes in your poo
  • Pain at the top part of your tummy and your back, which may feel worse when you're eating or lying down and better when you lean forward
  • Symptoms of indigestion, such as feeling bloated

More information on the symptoms and how to get help can be found on the NHS website HERE