Category Archive: Breaast Cancer in Ireland

New diagnostic breast cancer test now available in Ireland

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The HSE National Cancer Control Programme has confirmed this week that agreement has been reached to allow for the diagnostic test Oncotype DX  to be made available to appropriate breast cancer patients in… Continue reading

Marc Jacobs says “Fight Like a Girl”…to beat breast cancer

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Get your exclusive limited edition Marc Jacobs tote It’s time for the annual Fashion Targets Breast Cancer Campaign and this year luxury department store Brown Thomas has teamed up with celebrated fashion designer Marc… Continue reading

Tissue sample appeal to breast cancer patients

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BREAST CANCER patients in Ireland have been urged to donate tissue samples to a research programme which has the potential to help those with the most severe form of the disease. The national… Continue reading

Physical activity programme for breast cancer survivors

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The Irish Cancer Society are currently recruiting women who have had a breast cancer diagnosis and are post-treatment and 12 months post-surgery to take part in a Physical Activity Programme, commencing March 26th, 2011.… Continue reading

The outlook is positive for breast cancer in Ireland

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Thanks to vastly improved access to the right care at the right time for women with possible symptoms referred to the eight designated cancer centres, advances in treatments, and a national roll-out of the BreastCheck programme for women without symptoms, the picture for breast cancer in Ireland is far more positive than before.

Test to determine suitability of chemotherapy now available in Ireland

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Chemotherapy is such a crude blunderbus of an instrument, that to see us moving closer to more targeted and personalised cancer treatment is hugely encouraging. One way in which we are moving one step forward in this advance is… Continue reading

Interview on The Jasmine Show

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On Monday, I had the pleasure of being interviewed on The Jasmine Show on Dublin South FM. The topic was surviving breast cancer with an emphasis on what survivors need emotionally and holistically.… Continue reading

Meet hero doctor of cancer patients

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He is known simply as the ‘Gene Stalker’: a doctor driven by a “murderous resolve” and single-minded determination to cure cancer. Watch this YouTube clip of UCLA’s Dr Slamon talk about the development of… Continue reading

Private breast cancer facilities must be licensed

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A recent article in Irish Health highlighted the growing concern about the licensing of private hospitals that treat breast cancer patients. At present there is no licensing legislation in Ireland for private facilities… Continue reading

Breast cancer screening debate

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I am very aware of the debate that has been ongoing among experts about the effectiveness of breast screening and  how this can cause confusion and anxiety for some women. Last year a Danish… Continue reading