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Breast cancer awareness event in Gort this Thursday

TO mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Gort Cancer Support is holding a Breast Health Information Evening.  The event takes place in Gort Cancer Support’s Studio in Garrabeg, Gort (H91 WFP8) this Thursday, October 13, from 5pm to 9pm. A series of guest speakers will cover a range of topics including the possible symptoms of breast cancer, the importance of self-examination, areola restorative tattoos, the BRCA (breast cancer) gene, as well as post-mastectomy lingerie, swimwear and protheses. Those intending to visit can come along to one talk or listen to them all. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served. More details are available on 086-1724500. More information is available on Gort Cancer Support Centre’s Facebook and Instagram accounts.

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Gort cancer centre’s appeal for computers

GORT Cancer Support Centre has appealed for sponsorship to facilitate a new course on the use of information technology for cancer sufferers. Cancer centre manager Carmel Kerins explains that a lot of cancer patients have to give up full-time work during their illness but would love to learn new skills, such as how to use a computer. All the money donated to the centre is specifically ring-fenced for services. To comply with this policy guideline, the centre is hoping to acquire good quality laptops or cash donations that will be put aside for this purpose. The centre is also considering resuming the men’s card game social night for male cancer sufferers, which ran very successfully about two years ago. While men and women benefit from all activities and facilities at the centre, Ms Kerins explained they felt it was necessary to organise something that was particularly appealing for men. “Men have come to the centre in recent years before moving …

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