Local women urged to get ‘BreastAware’

Launch of Action Cancer's BreastAware App
Launch of Action Cancer's BreastAware App

Around 65 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year in the Derry area, with an average of 18 women succumbing to the disease - making it the most common cancer in females.

Now, Action Cancer is encouraging women in Derry to download the charity’s new BreastAware app. The app, supported by M&S, was developed to help inform and educate local women on how to become more breast aware.

Joanna Currie, Consultant Radiographer at Action Cancer, said: “Our hope is that women across Northern Ireland of all ages will download our app, explore it, learn from it and make sure they share it with all their female friends and family to help spread the vital message of early detection.”

TV presenter and Action Cancer patron, Zoe Salmon has lent her support to the initiative. “I’ll certainly be sharing it with all my girlfriends!” The BreastAware App is now free to download to iPhone, iPod touch and Android Devices from the App Store and Android Market. Visit www.actioncancer.org for more information.