Free screening for local ladies with Action Cancer

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Northern Ireland’s leading cancer charity, Action Cancer has launched its Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) campaign to encourage eligible women from Ballymoney, Moyle and the surrounding area to come forward for screening, in association with Gordons Chemists.

Action Cancer is the only charity in the UK and Ireland to offer free breast screening to asymptomatic women aged 40 – 49 and over 70, those who fall outside the NHS screening age range (50 – 70). The free screening is on offer at Action Cancer House in Belfast and on board the charity’s Big Bus, supported by SuperValu and its independent retailers which travel to 220 locations.

The BCAM campaign which has been supported by Gordons Chemists over the last seven years welcomes support this year from partners Menarys and Tempest.

Fiona McQuillan of Gordons Chemists said: “Throughout October we provide self referral forms in store in order for women to make a screening appointment and host a focused Breast Action Day which this year takes place on 17 October.”

Women can book their free appointment online at www.actioncancer.org or by calling 028 9080 3344.