October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we are doing our bit by providing subsidised mammograms.
For the whole of the month we are offering mammograms at the special price of €65, instead of €140.
Our GP, Dr Najma Hussain, says: “Too many women are dying from breast cancer, yet if caught early, before the cancer has spread, treatments can be very effective.
“Mammograms can detect cancer before any physical symptoms appear, and they remain the best way to diagnose breast cancer at the earliest stage and save lives.”
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, affecting around 50,000 women each year.
Thanks to screening, research and better treatments more than 80% of women with breast cancer are still alive five years after diagnosis. Yet, about 11,500 women and 80 men still die from breast cancer each year.
Many of these deaths could be avoided with earlier diagnosis.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month is supported by all the main breast cancer charities. There are many ways to support the event, from fundraising to wearing pink to show your support on Wear It Pink Day, October 21. And, of course, you can mark it by protecting yourself with a mammogram.
*Offer valid during October 2016. Appointments must be booked and are subject to available times. Charges may apply if payment is made by credit card.
While mammograms remain the best defence, knowing your breasts and self-examination are also important. Check out Breast Cancer Now’s breast awareness guide.