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Roscommon woman urges more awareness of breast cancer

Mar 24, 2022 18:03 By Shannonside News
Roscommon woman urges more awareness of breast cancer Roscommon woman urges more awareness of breast cancer
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A Roscommon native who was diagnosed with breast cancer last year is urging all women to be aware of the symptoms.

Her call comes ahead of the Irish Cancer Society's Daffodil Day which takes place tomorrow following an absence of two years.

Áine Martin from Kiltoom believes without an early diagnoses her prognosis and treatment would have been very different.

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Having accessed the services of The Irish Cancer Society the St. Brigid's Club secretary is urging people to donate to charity tomorrow.

Aine says she was frightened to discover how little some women of her age knew about breast cancer when she talking to them about her illness:

"Breast cancer wasn't on my radar. Even though there would be a history of breast cancer in my family.It was just, it wasn't something I thought of. I just want to create a bit of awareness that it can happen.I was lucky , all my treatment was precautionary, and it's because it was got early.

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The first questions that most people asked me when I was diagnosed was 'how you had found the lump, or how did you know to get the lump checked, and I suppose that scared me, because the amount of people my age that aren't checking , or don't know the signs or symptoms."

 

 

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