‘Women should have a check up’ – Ruane ahead of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Thursday, September 27th, 2012
Sinn Féin MLA Caitriona Ruane has called on women to have a check up during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Speaking to Newry Times, Ruane stated, “More and more people are being diagnosed with breast cancer but the good news is that many more people are surviving due to early detection rates and better treatments. “Although breast cancer is not entirely a woman only illness the vast majority of people who suffer are female so it is important that women regularly check their breasts for changes that can point to illness. She added, “Breast cancer is also more prevalent in women over 50 so it is more important for women around that age to get into a routine of regular check ups. “October is breast awareness month and ‘Action Cancer’ will be active in the area with the ‘Big Bus’ visiting many areas in South Down. I would encourage everyone to avail of this service and set a routine where regular check ups become the norm so that if someone is unfortunate to contract the illness it can be successfully dealt with.”
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