Positively Pink and Blue launch screening programme 2015

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Positively Pink & Blue are the Mijas-based charities offering FREE breast and prostate / testicular cancer screening to UK expatriates living on the Costa del Sol. 

During 2014 more than 800 women accessed our FREE breast screening programme with thankfully only a small number of ladies receiving a positive diagnosis. Some of these ladies have already had their treatment and we are pleased to report they are doing well but Positively Pink continues to support those ladies who are still receiving treatment.

2014 was the first full year of the Positively Blue programme to provide education, awareness and support for prostate and testicular cancer. In its first year Positively Blue had an overwhelming response to the 400 free appointments that were on offer, in fact the charity funded a total of 436 appointments for prostate cancer screening and educated them all on testicular cancer and the need to self-examine. We have, during this first year, diagnosed several men with prostate cancer, all of whom are doing well and being treated.   

During the course of 2015 we have set ourselves the challenge of offering 600 free breast screenings and 400 free prostate blood tests / testicular cancer screening. The 2015 campaign begins in February and appointments are available now by calling 952 835 776.

For us to continue to be able to offer these FREE services we need your support, as we need to raise the necessary funds to pay for the mammograms, ultrasounds and PSA blood tests. As a charity we are very proud of the fact that ALL of the monies we raise are used solely for the purpose of funding the professionals to carry out the radiography and blood analysis, all of the charities’ costs are absorbed by the El Oceano Hotel & Spa and Clinica Medicare in La Cala de Mijas.

…. did you know 50,000 women and 300 men will hear the words ‘you have breast cancer’ every year in the UK alone and this number continues to rise… one man dies every hour of prostate cancer….. ‘early detection is your best protection’

 

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