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#Breast Cancer

# breast-cancer - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Cervical screening to resume next month - breast and bowel cancer screening to restart in September

Priority groups will receive letters from 6 July.

# breast-cancer - Thursday 18 June, 2020

Just 937 CervicalCheck tests and no BreastCheck exams were carried out in April

Cancer screening services will begin to return at the end of the month – but there is huge gap in referrals in the past 3 months.

# breast-cancer - Monday 27 April, 2020

'This week I had to receive the results of my latest scan on my own'

Holly Kennedy is doing her best to handle her treatment for breast cancer, while all around her has changed.

# breast-cancer - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Opinion: Examined in the toilet, protesting in a chair for a bed - my battle for comfort in hospital

Jess was given a makeshift bed behind a doorway when battling infection following a mastectomy.

# breast-cancer - Thursday 2 January, 2020

Artificial intelligence beats doctors in breast cancer diagnosis

A new study has found that an AI system can better identify cancer in mammograms.

# breast-cancer - Thursday 3 October, 2019

Irish research on type of breast cancer may have found new treatment approach

One in eight breast cancer patients have a particular form that is difficult to treat.

# breast-cancer - Friday 30 August, 2019

Menopausal hormone therapies linked to increase in breast cancer risk - study

The new study is the first to show that the risk of breast cancer remains elevated 10 years after treatment has stopped.

# breast-cancer - Friday 26 October, 2018

A lump was placed on Molly Malone's breast to see if anyone would notice Alive Alive Oh! This post contains videos

A lump was placed on Molly Malone's breast to see if anyone would notice

The stunt was part of a new campaign, Take Notice, for Breast Cancer Awareness month.

# breast-cancer - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

From The Daily Edge Here's how to check your breasts for lumps, because October should be about more than just pink things Breast Cancer

# breast-cancer - Thursday 23 August, 2018

Leaflets making false link between abortion and cancer on offer at World Meeting of Families

The best-available medical evidence consistently refutes the claims made in the leaflet.

# breast-cancer - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

Irish scientists discover new treatment to help prevent relapse of aggressive form of breast cancer

The groundbreaking research was conducted by scientists at the Apoptosis Research Centre in NUIG.

# breast-cancer - Tuesday 5 June, 2018

Woman's breast cancer eradicated after therapy harnesses the power of her immune system

The method has already been shown to work with a range of cancers including leukaemia and melanoma.

# breast-cancer - Friday 4 May, 2018

FactCheck: Does abortion increase the risk of a woman developing breast cancer?

A paid-for advertisement on Facebook is surfacing on Irish user pages, claiming this is the case. We examine the evidence.

# breast-cancer - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

English breast screening scandal: Up to 270 women may have had lives shortened over IT error

Health Minister Jeremy Hunt said that an independent inquiry is due to take place into the issue.

# breast-cancer - Saturday 7 April, 2018

'I felt really alone': 33-year-old wants to help young cancer patients with online magazine

Happy Magazine aims to share something useful, helpful or positive about the Irish cancer journey every day.

# breast-cancer - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

# breast-cancer - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

Writers join together to push Irish author's new book to top spot after terminal diagnosis

Bestselling author Emma Hannigan announced on Friday that her breast cancer is now terminal.

# breast-cancer - Saturday 10 February, 2018

NUIG scientists develop new method of fighting breast cancer

Breast cancer patients whose cancer has spread still face relatively poor outcomes.

# breast-cancer - Saturday 13 January, 2018

Women who work nights have a strikingly increased risk of getting cancer

Overall long-term night shift work increased the risk of cancer by 19%.

# breast-cancer - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

'We are facing into a cancer epidemic': More people are surviving, but diagnoses continue to rise Ageing Population This post contains videos

'We are facing into a cancer epidemic': More people are surviving, but diagnoses continue to rise

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in both women and men.

# breast-cancer - Thursday 28 September, 2017

Veep and Seinfeld star Julia Louis-Dreyfus says she has breast cancer

Hundreds of messages from well-wishers quickly poured in on Twitter.

# breast-cancer - Saturday 23 September, 2017

'Every night I was so glad it was me. Thank god it was me and not them'

Mother-of-three Ger felt a lump that turned out to be breast cancer. With her family’s support, she managed to come out the other side.

# breast-cancer - Saturday 2 September, 2017

'When I was sick with cancer I had no energy or enthusiasm. Then I heard about dragon boating'

The Plurabelle Paddlers, a team for those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, competes all over the world.

# breast-cancer - Thursday 3 August, 2017

Breast cancer patients may be spared debilitating side effects 'by only using radiation on tumour'

Current best practice sees women given full breast radiotherapy in most cases.

# breast-cancer - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

143 women in Donegal are waiting over a year for a breast clinic appointment

Nearly 250 women who displayed symptoms of possible breast cancer have been waiting between six and 12 months.

# breast-cancer - Saturday 1 July, 2017

Harris postpones plan to ration supports for women with breast cancer

“I want to ensure that they are not subjected to additional stress and worry about losing services.”

# breast-cancer - Saturday 1 April, 2017

German Shepherds can detect breast cancer by sniffing bandages

A pair of dogs are now 100% accurate in their new role as breast cancer spotters, according to researchers.

# breast-cancer - Saturday 31 December, 2016

Over 350,000 people died from alcohol-related cancer in just one year

More than 25% of all alcohol-attributable cancer cases related to breast cancer, a new study found.

# breast-cancer - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

'It's not cancer, is it?' Jo Malone on the health scare that changed her life

In an extract from her autobiography, business woman Jo Malone writes about being told she had breast cancer.

# breast-cancer - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Call for Irish breast cancer patients to take part in new drug trial

The 50 Irish patients will join almost 5,000 taking part worldwide on the trial.

# breast-cancer - Monday 7 November, 2016

Shannen Doherty accepts award for 'every single cancer patient out there'

Her friend and fellow actor Sarah Michelle Gellar presented her with a Courage Award.

# breast-cancer - Monday 31 October, 2016

Irish researchers discover potential new way to treat one of the most aggressive forms of breast cancer

If the new drug – APR-246 – is found to be effective at clinical trials it will have the potential to save lives.

# breast-cancer - Thursday 20 October, 2016

Charity criticises Facebook after it deemed a breast cancer awareness video "offensive"

Communications director Lena Biornstad said she found the decision “incomprehensible”.

# breast-cancer - Thursday 8 September, 2016

'You can't handle the truth': Director of crisis pregnancy clinic stands by controversial claims

Patrick Jameson repeated claims about abortion causing breast cancer.

# breast-cancer - Tuesday 31 May, 2016

"Had she not been diagnosed, I don't think I would have caught mine."

The sisters fighting cancer together.

# breast-cancer - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

Advanced breast cancer sufferers are 'left in the shadows', new report says

Research into the condition has lagged behind in the last decade.

# breast-cancer - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

Breast cancer: Genetic find a major breakthrough

Around 10% of Irish women will develop the condition during their lifetimes.

# breast-cancer - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

Irish student whose mother had breast cancer is researching new ways to identify the disease

NUI Galway student Úna McVeigh started her PhD in September 2015.

# breast-cancer - Monday 14 December, 2015

Good news as cancer rates among Irish men start to plateau

There is concern, however, about lung cancer rates among women as they continue to rise.

# breast-cancer - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

Tributes paid as young doctor (33) dies of breast cancer

Dr Sarah McAnallen had trained in Dublin.

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