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Sinn Féin support Action Cancers ‘Action Man - Get a Grip’ campaign

1 June, 2009 - by John O'Dowd

Sinn Féin MLA John O’Dowd has called for men to ‘Get a Grip’ along with the Action Cancer ‘Action Man’ Campaign. The campaign will be part of Men’s Health Month which takes place this June.

Speaking today Mr O’Dowd said:

“Testicular cancer is the most common form of cancer for men between 15 and 45 years of age and can affect up to 50 people a year in the north of Ireland. While it is not that common, it is the most common form of cancer amongst young men.

“Testicular cancer can be cured if detected at an early stage with regular examination being the best form of detection. If you find anything that you are unsure about you shouldn’t be afraid to contact your local GP.

“Tragically Sinn Féin lost a much loved colleague, Mickey Ferguson, as a result of testicular cancer and for us this is a particularly significant campaign.

I would urge all men to examine themselves regularly and if they find anything unusual or strange to get it check out right away; remember if detected early this cancer is beatable.” CRÍOCH

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