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A dedicated colposcopy unit for women requiring further investigation following a cervical smear test was officially opened at University Hospital Galway at the weekend.
The National Cancer Screening Service has confirmed that having completed the second round screening of women aged 50 to 64 living in Castlebar, women living in Westport are now being invited for their free mammogram at a BreastCheck mobile digital screening unit in the grounds of Mayo General Hospital in Castlebar.
Castlebar based Dr Ann Shortt has worked as a doctor in emergency medicine and general practice for 10 years but a rotation in London opened her eyes to the benefits of health screening and early detection in order to prevent strokes, heart attacks, and cancer deaths from happening in the first instance. She works both as a GP in Brooklands Medical Centre, Castlebar and in Emergency Medicine in Galway.
The National Cancer Screening Service has reminded women that BreastCheck, the national breast screening programme for women aged 50 to 64, is back in Kilkenny.
Women’s risk of being diagnosed with cervical cancer will be greatly reduced thanks to plans to introduce a vaccination programme for 12-year-old girls next year and to roll out a cervical screening programme nationally.
BreastCheck continues to screen women in County Mayo from a fully accessible mobile unit located at Mayo County General Hospital in Castlebar. Screening of eligible women in the 50 to 64 age bracket in Achill, Clare Island, Newport, Westport and Louisburgh is currently under way. Women who are registered are sent appointments with BreastCheck by post.
Galway adults spend an average of more than €2,300 each on alcohol annually, according to research obtained during Hibernian Health’s National Health Screening campaign.
The National Cancer Screening Service is delighted to announce that BreastCheck — the national breast screening programme — is currently inviting women living in Ballina and surrounding areas for their free mammograms. The Government-funded screening service is offered to women aged between 50 and 64 and BreastCheck urges all invited women to make the time to attend their appointments. Women living in Ballina will be screened from a mobile digital screening unit located in the grounds of Mayo County General Hospital, Castlebar.
In conjunction with Cara Iorrais an information evening on BreastCheck and cervical screening will take place in the Broadhaven Bay Hotel on Monday June 15 at 7.30pm.
The National Cancer Screening Service (NCSS) wishes to remind women aged 50 to 64 living in County Mayo that BreastCheck, the National Breast Screening Programme, is continuing to provide free breast x-rays (mammograms) to eligible women living in the county.