Saturday, October 21, 2006

Sign up now to support Breast Cancer Screening

I didn't expect to be blogging quite so much today, but just got an email from Cllr. Séamus Ryan, former Chairperson (the last one I think), of the South Eastern Health Board. Séamus has started an online petition to highlight the poor availability of Breastcheck screening for women throughout the country. This is a National petition and can be accessed here or through Séamus's excellent blog. In the picture you see myself, Séamus, Cllr. Denis Landy of Tipp South and our party spokesperson on Health and Deputy Leader, Liz McManus TD, on a demonstration supporting the availability of Radiotherapy treatment in the South East.

The outrageously high level of deaths and unnecessary suffering from breast cancer in Ireland is unacceptable. It is a direct result of the failure of the Government to invest in screening programmes and adequate treatment facilities, particularly here in the South East. The painstaskingly slow rollout of Breastcheck is simply a refusal to spend the money. Do it now Minister to save the lives of Irish women.

1 comment:

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