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Sinn Féin get a health check at the Action Cancer Big Bus

25 November, 2008


Sinn Féin get a health check at the Action Cancer Big Bus

Sinn Féin MLA's at Stormont have encouraged people to take the time to get regular check ups in order to keep in good health the combat the likelihood of suffering from the effects of one of the biggest killers in our society - cancer.

Speaking at the visit of the Action Cancer Big Bus to Stormont Michelle O Neill MLA said:

"Both men an women should receive regular health checks and look after their health and combat the likelihood of suffering from the effects of cancer. Most of the lives that are lost occur because the cancer has spread, that is why it is vital to diagnose and treat cancers early. Early detection of cancer can be one of the most crucial factors that save lives.

"The Action Cancer Big Bus is a fantastic enterprise. It provides digital screening for mammograms, facilities for men's health checks and a health advice centre. However these service are available at other centres and we should start using them more frequently. We should contact our GP's, health centres, or even our local community centres to see what facilities are available and what is there to avail off.

"If there are gaps in the system ask one of your local representative or community workers to invite the Action Caner Bus up to your district so that you and the rest of your community can benefit for this excellent service. All in all we cant be too flippant with our own health.

"Sinn Fein will continue to do what it can to raise awareness about cancer whether it be through endorsing the Action Cancer Big Bus, hosting Macmillan coffee mornings or supporting the 'Wear it Pink' campaign to raise awareness of breast cancer.

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