Doncaster healthcare worker steps up to beat cancer

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A maternity support worker at Doncaster Royal Infirmary is undertaking Cancer Research UK’s 10,000 steps a day challenge to raise funds to help in the fight against the disease.

Misterton’s Nicola Needham, is taking on the fitness trial in support of a friend, who was diagnosed with breast cancer after a routine mammogram. She is now on the road to recovery, having recently received the ‘all clear’.

By taking part in Cancer Research UK’s ‘Walk All Over Cancer’ challenge, Nicola is hoping to highlight the importance of breast screening, while supporting the charity by raising as much money as possible. The fitness adventure, which takes place throughout March, asks those taking part to take over 10,000 steps a day, whether by walking, jogging, or running, raising fitness and health while taking the fight to cancer.

You can support Nicola by heading to fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/alexs-story. 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 the pilot scheme. If you have missed your last mammogram appointment or need more information on breast screening, please contact Doncaster Breast Screening Unit on 01302 644966 or Bassetlaw Breast Screening Unit on 01909 502193.