first_imgDonegal Action for Cancer Care are eager to get the importance of a free BreastCheck Mammogram out to Donegal women.Letterkenny General HospitalAre you a woman aged between 50 to 64 years? Have you received an invitation from BreastCheck to have a free mammogram at their unit in Letterkenny? If you have got an invitation it is really very important that you go to Letterkenny and have your mammogram.BreastCheck is a Government-funded programme providing breast screening and invites women aged 50 to 64 for a free mammogram on an area-by-area basis every two years. The aim of BreastCheck is to reduce deaths from breast cancer by finding and treating the disease at an early stage.If you are in the in the eligible age group and do not receive an invitation in the next few months to attend make sure you contact Breast Check and get your name on their register. Women who have any concerns regarding their appointment can contact BreastCheck on Freephone 1800 45 45 55.“DACC raised their concerns regarding the removal of the BreastCheck Unit from Inishowen with The Dept of Health & BreastCheck and have been told the unit will not be returning to Inishowen. Distance should not be a consideration when you get your invite to attend please! You will only have to do this once every two years.“At our recent meeting in the Dept of Health Majella Byrne National Screening Service told us that while accepting that screening in Buncrana would generally be more convenient for the Inishowen clients, Ms Byrne spoke of the logistical challenges of the overall organisation of screening programmes and the frequent changes in schedules to make the best use of facilities with the aim of maximising up-take. “The current plan will facilitate the screening of women living in Inishowen in a timely fashion that ensures that the benefit of their previous screening is not negated. DACC have always had a positive working relationship with BreastCheck and that will continue. DACC had worked very hard over the years and are proud of the work that we did in bringing BreastCheck to the county” said Betty Holmes DACC.For DACC it is very important to make sure that eligible women in the age group make sure they attend the unit for their free mammogram. Don’t sit back & not attend when invited no matter where you live.DACC also ask that family members make sure they ask the women in their lives if they have had their free mammogram. Remember by attending BreastCheck the live you save maybe your own!DACC ISSUE IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO WOMEN IN DONEGAL AGED 50 TO 64 YEARS was last modified: August 30th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

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