A veteran goalkeeper has opened up on the heartbreak of losing his sister to cervical cancer eight years.

Scott Morrison, who now plays for Clydebank in the West Region Premiership, spoke about the struggles his sibling Lisa went through during her 17-month battle .

The 38-year-old was speaking during Cervical Cancer Prevention Week (January 20-26) which attempts to inform as many people as possible about the ways they can reduce their risk of the disease and to educate others.

Lisa passed away on February 15, 2012 after she was first diagnosed with the horrible disease in September 2010 .

Goalkeeper Scott Morrison with his sister Lisa

When Lisa was first diagnosed Scott revealed he had a "wee meltdown" as his family attempted to put a positive spin on the news.

After several rounds of radio and chemo therapy the former Arbroath and Brechin City keeper said it was hard to watch Lisa after she lost her hair and weight.

During the emotional video, posted on the Clydebank YouTube channel, Scott speaks about the journey Lisa and his family went through from being first diagnosed to her death in the space of under two years.

He said: "Lisa was diagnosed in September 2010 with cervical cancer. She was good at doing her tests and check-ups and this one threw up an anomaly.

"So they did a few more tests, a couple of biopsies and in the September they nailed it down that it was cervical cancer.

Scott Morrison's sister Lisa with their father

"I think, and as a family, you hear that word and kind of panic. You press that big mad button and you all have a wee meltdown mentally.

"But we tried to put a positive spin on it as we could and as a family it was a case of 'we now know what it is, how can we help Lisa going forward with her treatment and recovery'.

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"That was the kind of positive mindset we tried to keep all the way through.

"She started her treatment in October. It was radiotherapy and chemotherapy, and she got a real battering.

"Anybody that's been in that situation with a family member or loved one will know it's a hard watch.

"She lost all her hair, lost all her weight, she was struggling to do normal day-to-day things because she was so ill.

"She moved back in with mum and dad, they basically became her carers because she was so weak and ill from the treatment.

"They were there for her physically, mentally and financially as well because she was unable to work. They took a lot of the heavy lifting.

"The first round of treatment was difficult, hard to watch, but she came throughout.

"In summer 2011 she was back in her flat, phasing herself back to work, driving her car, getting her hair back and was putting the beef on - in the nicest possible way. Everything was a bit more positive."

Despite the positivity disaster hit Lisa and her family just a couple of months later.

Scott added: "In September 2011, she got news the treatment hadn't worked and the cancer was still there and it was going to happen all over again.

"That was a real kick in stomach for everybody, she knew and everybody knew what was coming.

Scott Morrison opened up on the loss of his sister to cancer

"We still kept that positive thing. They ended up giving her radiotherapy everyday so she had a pump fitted and it was back to mum and dad's, lost hair and weight.

"It was harder second time round because you knew it wasn't going well.

"By the December the hospital had confirmed it wasn't going well. Her kidneys weren't coping.

"On January 31, 2012 she was admitted to the Royal in Glasgow and never made it out. Within a week we were told it was terminal, there was nothing else they could do and on the 19th of February she passed away.

"That was hard as an individual but as a family it was hard times.

"We're not the first family to deal with this and unfortunately not going to be the last but it Lisa's story and Clydebank Football Club can raise awareness for that and a few more women get themselves checked then it can only be a good thing."