Millers’ stars back Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Rotherham hospital visit

STARS from Rotherham United gave their backing to Breast Cancer Awareness Month, during a visit to the town’s hospital.

Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the hospital, said around one in five women across the borough do not take up their breast cancer screening invitation.

Millers stars Jonson Clarke-Harris, Izzy Brown and Joe Mattock met the hospital’s screening team and were given a tour of the facilities.

Jamie Noble, head of community at Rotherham United who also visited on the day said: “It was a great opportunity for the team members to learn more about how important breast screening is and the role it plays in detecting cancer at an earlier stage.

“I hope that by the club promoting the campaign during October it will remind our fans and the community that breast screening appointments are too important to miss.”

Breast screening is offered every three years to all women aged 50 to 70 with some women being called up as early as 47 through an age extension programme.

Faye Drabble, a radiographer at the hospital, said: “It’s great that we have the support of our local football team who are keen to look after the health of Rotherham women.

“Breast screening allows us to detect signs of cancer before women would be able to notice it themselves; which is why it so important women don’t ignore the opportunity to be screened. I would like to urge any women who have missed a breast screening appointment to contact us at the clinic to reschedule.”

For more information on the screening process or if you have missed your last mammogram appointment call the breast screening unit on 01709 424807.