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KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: Free cancer screening programmes

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Question: Do I need to register for the free cancer screening programmes and when do I become eligible?

Answer: The National Cancer Screening Service provides free screening programmes to help find or prevent different types of cancer. If you have any specific concerns or symptoms you should visit your GP (family doctor). Cancer screening services are continuing during COVID-19.

 

BowelScreen

BowelScreen is a national screening programme to find signs of bowel cancer at an early stage, where there are no symptoms. The programme provides free bowel screening for men and women aged between 60 and 69 every two years. If you are aged between 60 and 69 years and haven’t received an invitation for bowel screening, call Freephone 1800 45 45 55 to check if you’re on the register. If you are not on the register, you can add your details over the phone. You can also register for BowelScreen online.

CervicalCheck

CervicalCheck is a national screening programme to prevent cervical cancer. Women and people with a cervix can get a free cervical screening test if they are aged between 25 and 65. If you are on the CervicalCheck register, you’ll get a letter when your test is due. The letter will invite you to make an appointment with a registered GP, doctor or clinic. You do not need to wait for a letter to book an appointment if you missed your last cervical screening test or your next test is due. You also do not need to be on the register to have a free screening test. If your test is due, you can book a test with a GP or nurse who is registered with CervicalCheck. You can find one in your area by visiting cervicalcheck.ie or by calling Freephone 1800 45 45 55.

BreastCheck

BreastCheck is a national screening programme to help find breast cancer at an early stage. The programme offers all women between the ages of 50 and 69 a mammogram (an X-ray of the breast) free of charge every two years. If you have not received an invitation for an appointment, check if you are registered by visiting breastcheck.ie or by calling Freephone 1800 45 45 55. If you are not registered, you can register online.
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During COVID-19, you can find comprehensive integrated information online at citizensinformation.ie/covid19/ and you can get daily updates on what’s changed on Twitter at @citizensinfo. You can also get information and advice from:

Tralee on Tel: Call 0761 07 7860, Monday – Friday (10am-4pm)
The Citizens Information Phone Service: Call 0761 07 4000, Monday to Friday, 9am – 8pm
Our national call back service: Visit citizensinformation.ie/callback to request a phone call from an information officer.

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Prepare your skin for the party season

By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio With Christmas on the horizon, it’s time to get in the party mood! Prepare your skin for the party season and give your confidence a boost – it’s your best accessory for your favourite party dress! A CACI Synergy Non-Surgical Facial brings muscle toning to an […]

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By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio

With Christmas on the horizon, it’s time to get in the party mood! Prepare your skin for the party season and give your confidence a boost – it’s your best accessory for your favourite party dress!

A CACI Synergy Non-Surgical Facial brings muscle toning to an advanced level. With 20 years of medical research behind it, micro current impulses will lift and tone the muscles of the face and neck area while improving the skin’s elasticity and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

The application of the hydra tone silicone mask gives a deep nourishing finish to the treatment that hydrates and tones, achieving a more youthful fresh glow. It combines micro-current rollers which help restore muscle tone and firmness with the hydra tone mask. This mask is infused with collagen, hyaluronic acid and rose water to deeply nourish and deliver a surge of moisture to the skin that will soothe and calm any skin redness and irritation. This treatment is perfect for special events and brides-to-be.

Our new CACI Synergy Facial includes a lot of light therapy throughout the 80 minute facial. During the winter there is less sunlight, so a light fusion treatment can be mood lifting and help you to get a healthy natural glow. Also one of the most effective ingredients for attaining a glowing complexion is vitamin C. Incorporating a product with vitamin C into your skincare routine will brighten, energise and clarify for naturally luminous looking skin. Sothys Detox Resurfacing Overnight Cream has anti-ageing stabilising vitamin C and oxygen like nasturtium plant extract and AHA for its exfoliation properties while you sleep for smoother skin that appears rested and visibly detoxified and brighter when you wake.

Easy collection options are available so you don’t have to leave your car or we will deliver it to you!

For more information to book a facial or to purchase a product, please call Jill on 064 6632966.

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Shoebox appeal is biggest yet for Faha kids

By Michelle Crean It’s no wonder Faha pupils have a big smile on their faces as this year’s Team Hope Shoebox Appeal is their biggest yet! The children happily packed and wrapped 140 shoeboxes which will be sent to children in need throughout the world. The school has been doing the Team Hope Shoebox Appeal […]

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By Michelle Crean

It’s no wonder Faha pupils have a big smile on their faces as this year’s Team Hope Shoebox Appeal is their biggest yet!

The children happily packed and wrapped 140 shoeboxes which will be sent to children in need throughout the world.

The school has been doing the Team Hope Shoebox Appeal for approximately six years when parent, Margaret Scully, initially contacted one of the SNAs, Delia O’ Shea, wondering if they’d be interested in taking part. Since then the appeal has been wholeheartedly supported by the pupils, staff and extended Faha NS community.

“This year has been the biggest yet with 140 shoeboxes collected and many more donations online,” Jerry Fitzgerald, Principal of Faha NS, said. “It is a learning experience for the children to realise that there are children just like themselves who may not be so fortunate and they really enjoy being given the opportunity to help out. They have great suggestions as to what to put in the shoeboxes and really put a lot of thought into it. The boxes are wrapped in Christmas paper which is also very exciting both for the children doing the wrapping as well for the children receiving the boxes.” However, he added that last year the COVID-19 pandemic brought about big changes and the physical shoeboxes were not collected. “Instead the children were able to do virtual shoeboxes or donate money. This cloud had a silver lining as this year people have both options and it makes it easier than ever to donate. The shoebox appeal always marks the start of Christmas at Faha NS and we are delighted to be able to help out. We are already looking to smash our record next year! Thanks to everyone who donated. The staff and students of Faha NS would like to wish everyone a Happy Christmas and a safe New Year 2022.”

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