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.
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
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
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
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
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