Co. Tipp Launch Pad For Breast Health Awareness Campaign

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UPMC Hillman Cancer Centre is teaming up with Breast Cancer Ireland to promote breast health awareness across the country.

The effort will support a new Education and Outreach Coordinator who will deliver breast health awareness seminars nationwide to community groups, health care centres, companies and sporting groups beginning in Tipperary.

It follows research last week indicating worryingly low levels across all age groups of self-checking behaviours and knowledge of the eight signs and symptoms of breast cancer.

The educational presentations will be delivered to groups across Tipperary by Anne Mynes, using a medical mannequin to educate participants on how to perform a self-breast examination.

 She will also encourage attendees to download Breast Cancer Ireland’s free Breast Aware App.