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Breast screening opportunities should be availed of

24 March, 2009 - by Michelle O'Neill

Sinn Fein MLA and deputy chair of the Assembly Health Committee Michelle O’Neill has lauded the commitment of Action cancer to breast screening as a means of early detection and reducing mortality associated with breast cancer.

Speaking at an event celebrating 30 years of screening service at Stormont today Ms O’Neill said:

“Research has proven that breast screening reduces mortality but we still find many women don’t come forward for this vital service. This can be because they don’t know of the Action Cancer service, they keep meaning to do it or they think it won’t happen to them.

The women at today’s event, who are all cancer survivors, know the value of breast screening and encourage other women in their communities to take action and book for breast screening now.

“I’m delighted to have met them, and to hear their stories. They are a living example of why women should make an appointment and go for a screening when the Big Bus comes to town, and Action Cancer should be heartily congratulated for the work they have done over the last three decades.

“If you would avail of this service call Action Cancer ask one of your local representatives or community and health workers to invite the Action Cancer Bus up to your area so that you and the rest of your community can benefit for this excellent service.”

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