Sinn Féin MLA and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness along with fellow MLAs Sue Ramsey, Mickey Brady, Pat Sheehan, Bronwyn McGahan, Cathal Ó Oisín and Megan Fearon today showed their support for Action Cancer's unique breast screening service during the charity's Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
West Belfast MLA Sue Ramsey and Chair of Health Committee said:
“October has been designated Breast Cancer Awareness Month around the world and charities like Action Cancer carry out great work to raise awareness about this devastating disease as well as running screening programmes.
“Last week in Leinster House Sinn Féin elected representatives, including party President Gerry Adams and MEP Martin Anderson showed their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
“Over 4,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed each year across the island of Ireland. Around 40 of these or, one per cent, will be men. In the North, around 300 women die each year as a result of breast cancer.
“I urge anyone with the slightest concern to immediately contact their doctor or any of the campaign organisations, all of whom provide extensive information and support.”
Anyone interested in obtaining a breast screening appointment should contact Action Cancer on 028 9080 3344, visit www.actioncancer.org, download Action Cancer's BreastAware app or call in to your local Gordons Chemist and fill out a breast screening request form.