Donegal Action for Cancer Care
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Donegal Action for Cancer Care

Mission Statement:
“Equal Access for Equal Need”

The primary aim of DACC is to ensure the people of Donegal have access to world class cancer services whilst ensuring the retention and development of all cancer services at 

        Letterkenny University Hospital.

       Central to DACC is best practice quality care for cancer patients. 

Contact DACC- Email: equal@dacc.ie      Telephone: 00 353 74 91 28 400

DACC- Continue to work hard to ensure we have adequate Prostate Cancer services in Donegal for our men.

DACC have put the need for a Prostate Rapid Access Clinic back on the our agenda as with the new Radiotherapy Cancer Service at Altnagelvin Hospital it does not make sense for Donegal men to travel to Galway for a

 Prostate Rapid Access Clinic and then if they have cancer go to Altnagelvin Hospital for Radiotherapy.

DACC invite men to learn more about Prostate Cancer by clicking on this link www.cancer.ie/men/prostate.php

DACC invite you to find out more about National Prostate Cancer GP referral guidelines by clicking on the link below please

www.beaumont.ie/files/2010/docs/20100315103841_NCCP_Prostate_Cancer_GP_Referr.pdf

DACC ask women aged 50- 64 years of age, to make sure that they are on the BreastCheck register by calling

Freephone 1800 45 45 55 or

Breast-screening-websize      checking online at www.breastcheck.ie

Donegal Action for Cancer Care (DACC) are asking women who may have BreastCheck appointments, if you are unable to make the date given, please phone BreastCheck and they will change it for you.

It is very important that you do this, as the live you save could be your own.

Do not ignore your appointment.

The contact number for BREASTCHECK is Freephone 1800 45 45 55 or online

WWW.BREASTCHECK.IE

To view BreastCheck- Commitment to Disability DACC invite you to click on this link below please

www.breastcheck.ie/about/disability.html#access_officer

 

DACC ask people to be aware of the “Eight signs that 'must be checked for cancer”

Eight key signs of cancer that should be investigated immediately have been identified by scientists.The symptoms predict the risk of cancer with such accuracy in certain age groups that patients should be referred to a specialist straight away unless there is a plausible explanation.The research, led by Mark Shapley and colleagues from Keele University, was published in the 'British Journal of General Practice'.Identifying these symptoms should improve the number of early diagnoses, when people have the best chance of responding to treatment.The team said GPs should be given better computer systems to arm them with the tools to identify cancers much earlier.Worrying

The signs are:

  • Bleeding from the rectum (indicative of colon cancer in older age groups).
  • Iron deficiency anaemia (indicative of colon cancer).
  • Breast lump (possible breast cancer).
  • A rectal examination which suggests cancer may be present (possible prostate cancer).
  • Blood in the urine (indicative of cancers related to urology).
  • Coughing up blood (potential lung cancer).
  • Post-menopausal bleeding (possible cancers related to gynaecology).
  • Difficulties with swallowing (indicative of oesophageal cancer).

Professor Amanda Howe of the UK's Royal College of GPs said: "It's useful to see these well known 'red-flag' symptoms and signs validated in primary care research, and reinforces the importance of encouraging patients to discuss worrying symptoms early with their GP."Courtesy of By Jane Kirby in London Friday August 27 2010

http://www.saolta.ie/hospital/luh

 Letterkenny University Hospital

Letterkenny University Hospital is an acute general and maternity hospital  delivering a patient-centred, quality-driven focused service and a wide  range of diagnostic and support services. LGH is a teaching hospital  with links to the National University of Ireland Galway, the Royal  College of Surgeons and the Letterkenny Institute of Technology.  Undergraduate Nurse, Midwifery, and AHP training and clinical placements are also provided at the hospital along with post graduate Medical and  Nursing education.

Main Phone Number:  +353 (0)74 9125888

 

DACC Map of Ireland with distances Feb 2017

DACC want to remind you that-

Politicans and Governments come and go

CANCER IS ALWAYS HERE!!

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has”

Anthropologist Margaret Mead 1901-1978

A Bend In The Road

When we feel we have nothing left to give

and we are sure that the song has ended,
When our day seems over and the shadows fall
and the darkness of night has descended,
Where can we go to find the strength
to valiantly keep on trying?
Where can we find the hand that will dry
the tears that the heart is crying?

There's but one place to go and that is to God,
and dropping all pretense and pride,
We can pour out our problems without restraint
and gain strength with Him at our side.
And together we stand at life's crossroads
and view what we think is the end.

But God has a much bigger vision,
and He tells us it's only a bend,
For the road goes on and is smoother,
and the pause in the song is a rest,
And the part that's unsung and unfinished
is the sweetest and richest and best.

So rest and relax and grow stronger
let go and let God share your load.
Your work is not finished or ended

you've just come to a bend in the road.

Helen Steiner Rice

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