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Rovers back awareness month

5 October 2016

Doncaster Rovers show their support this Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Rovers are encouraging local women to ‘join the fight and take up your invite’, putting the emphasis on their male supporters to look after the women in their lives by making sure their mothers, wives, partners, sisters, aunties and friends take up their invite and attend their three yearly screening appointments.

Striker Andy Williams said: “It’s always the women in our lives looking after us and making sure we stay healthy and attend regular check-ups but it is our turn to look after them.

“Look after the ladies in your life and make sure they take up their breast screening invitations. Breast screening saves lives.”

Nick Gillott, Community Officer (Health and Wellbeing) for Club Doncaster said: “We are pleased to support the fight against breast cancer, and encourage women to look for changes in their breasts regularly and, for the over 50s, to make sure they have a mammogram every three years.

“Early detection could save a life so we hope all fans take up this important offer of screening.”

Goalkeeper Marko Marosi and left-back Cedric Evina took time out from their training schedule to meet the breast screening team. Staff at the clinic on Chequer Road talked them through the breast screening process and the importance of screening.

Approximately one in eight women are diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. Early detection through screening offers a better chance of successful treatment and full recovery.

Breast cancer screening is currently available every three years to women aged 50 to 70 years with some women being called up from the age of 47.

Early detection offers a better chance of successful treatment and full recovery. Join the fight and take up your invite.

Missed your appointment or need more information? Call Doncaster breast screening clinic on 01302 644966.

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