Belfast Telegraph

Monday 15 September 2014

Bus brings cancer services to Dunmurry

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A cancer charity is bringing its mobile unit to Dunmurry next month as part of its ongoing tour of the region.

The Action Cancer Big Bus, which is the first of its kind in Europe, is being hosted by Kingsway Nursing Home in Dunmurry on August 20.

The 18 metre-long articulated vehicle with expanding side pods has cancer prevention and early detection services, and staff on the unit also provide information about support services.

The mobile clinic was launched in 2006 to help the charity save lives and support people.

Services provided on the Big Bus, which is fully accessible for people with disabilities by means of a wheelchair lift, include digital breast screening for women aged between 40 and 49, and over-65, and health promotion and MOT health checks for men and women.

Big Bus staff can provide information on complementary therapies and other cancer support services such as counselling, a Listening Ear Service, and support groups, which are available for cancer patients, their carers and families at the charity’s headquarters in Belfast and at other locations. Anyone interested in making an appointment for the Big Bus should telephone Action Cancer in advance on 9080 3344.

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