Tag Archive: BreastCheck

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.

Ireland’s cancer survival rate set to improve

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Ireland’s cancer rates are likely to move from being among the worst to the best internationally, according to experts, writes Genevieve Carberry in today’s Irish Times. IN THE next decade Ireland’s cancer survival rates… 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

Minimally invasive approach may help curtail spread of cancer

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Interesting  and a little personally frustrating  to read that new research claims breast cancer patients benefit from a minimally invasive procedure to curtail the spread of cancer after the tumour has been removed.… Continue reading

9 things you should know about breast cancer

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  Yesterday I attended the launch by Europa Donna Ireland (EDI) of  a leaflet highlighting the 9 things every woman in Ireland should know about breast cancer. It is the first time a… Continue reading

BreastCheck delayed in three counties

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Again and again, I made aware of how lucky I was to be living in the catchment area of a specialist breast cancer unit, when I received my treatment for breast cancer. Isn’t… Continue reading

New study on removal of margins of breast tumour

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Removing large margins of surrounding healthy tissue when operating on a breast tumour is not of benefit, according to new analysis carried out by Dublin-based researchers. Recent decades have seen a move towards… Continue reading