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Longford/Westmeath Fianna Fáil Deputy, Robert Troy, has stressed the urgent need for the recommencement of cancer screening services to prevent a surge in delayed diagnoses in the coming months.
Local Independent Deputy, Denis Naughten, has welcomed confirmation that the HSE is to suspend its practice of sharing medical results with employers before employees, but he has again questioned why the practice was used in the first instance.
Three out of four Galway women eligible for free cervical cancer screening availed of the potentially life saving service in 2014/2015, according to a new report. The county was one in which CervicalCheck - The National Cervical Screening Programme reported a high uptake rate (75 per cent) among its target population of women aged 25 to 60 years. The objective of the programme for coverage over five years remains at 80 per cent.
The extension of the BreastCheck screening programme - to include women aged 65 to 69 years - will improve survival rates from this the second most common cancer in the country, a local politician said this week.
Extending the national breast cancer screening programme to include women aged between 65 and 69 would save the lives of five women in Mayo every year.
The Irish Cancer Society is calling on the women of Westmeath, and the TDs who represent them, to join them at Leinster House on September 30 to demand the Government keep its promise to extend BreastCheck to women aged 65-69.
The Irish Cancer Society has revealed the counties in Ireland which have a high bowel cancer incidence rate at its launch of bowel cancer awareness month which takes place in April. The society is urging people, particularly those in bowel cancer ‘hotspots’, to reduce their risk of bowel cancer by making some small lifestyle changes.
BreastCheck – The National Breast Screening Programme is inviting women aged 50 to 64 living in Ballina, Swinford, Belmullet, Ballycastle, Crossmolina, Lacken, and surrounding areas for a free mammogram (x-ray) in the BreastCheck mobile digital screening unit located at the back of Cathedral car park, Cathedral Road, Ballina, Co Mayo.
Nearly 200 women a month have been screened by BreastCheck in Westmeath over the past 12 months, it has been revealed this week.