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Thursday 30 November 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Breast Cancer

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"Had she not been diagnosed, I don't think I would have caught mine."
The sisters fighting cancer together.
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: Genetic find a major breakthrough
Around 10% of Irish women will develop the condition during their lifetimes.
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.
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.
Tributes paid as young doctor (33) dies of breast cancer
Dr Sarah McAnallen had trained in Dublin.
It's going to take six years to extend the breast cancer screening programme
The US changed its rules on when women should begin getting mammograms.
'I had no lump, but had an aggressive type of breast cancer'
Anna wants women to make sure they keep their breast check appointments, as hers saved her life.
Facebook has apologised for banning an 'overly sexual' breast check ad
The decision to ban the ad (which has been reinstated) for Dublin’s Well Woman Centre has been acknowledged as a “mistake”.
'My family and I have had many conversations about my impending death'
Wendy has terminal cancer.
Sisters create 'bra chain' in memory of their late mum
Their mother died of breast cancer six weeks after diagnosis, at the age of 44.
#BoobsOverBellyButtons is women's perfect response to the belly button challenge
WAY better.
A woman with cancer had a powerful response to the #HoldACokeWithYourBoobs 'challenge'
“Breast cancer is not fun and sexy. The treatment is gruelling.”
Here's the controversy behind the internet's 'hold a coke with your boobs' challenge
Turns out it’s not for charity at all.
This test means no chemotherapy for some breast cancer patients
The gene test is only available here since 2011.
This unique Irish lingerie has been sold to the French
It’s specially for certain patients.
Comedian Tig Notaro performs set topless after getting heckled
The comedian, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012, revealed her mastectomy scars to the audience.
Here's why Dublin's canal is looking pinker than usual today
It’s for a very good cause.
Free breast-cancer screenings will now be available for women up to the age of 69
The BreastCheck programme currently offers free screenings to those aged 50 to 65.
There's now help for people with serious illnesses returning to work
The Guide is being launched by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions.
Opinion: I wouldn't have recognised the signs if my cousin hadn't been diagnosed with breast cancer
I was just 35 years old when I was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Irish charity to look at how aspirin could help breast cancer patients
The Irish Cancer Society also launched a campaign calling on people to ‘Paint it Pink’ to raise money.
Irish study finds aspirin may help stop breast cancer from spreading
However, researchers have cautioned that women should not start taking aspirin as a precautionary measure.
Irish scientist to help combat aggressive 'triple negative' breast cancer
UCD’s Dr Madeline Murphy has been awarded €25,000 from the Breast Cancer Campaign.
Irish scientist to find out whether calcium deposits cause breast tumours
RCSI’s Dr Maria Morgan has been given €126,000 to conduct research over the next three years.
Study finds link between high cholesterol and breast cancer
It also found that statins could help reduce women’s risk of breast cancer.
Eating too much red meat could increase your risk of breast cancer
A new study looks at diet in early adulthood, while previous research had focused on diet later in life.
Irish breast cancer research team reveal 'exciting' new research
Breast Predict was founded six months ago, and has already revealed some exciting findings.
Here's how your DNA could help breast cancer research
Researchers will take swabs from willing volunteers on Tuesday to help in a study looking at cell mutations.
The Sun's breast check campaign could actually harm women, warns doctor
The Sun’s campaign has divided critics in the UK with its photographs of topless women examining their breasts.
Column: There isn't a 'right' way to die. Journalists should recognise that.
Lisa Bonchek Adams was diagnosed with breast cancer seven years ago, and has since publicly chronicled her experiences online. Journalists asking whether this is ‘too public’ are asking the wrong questions, writes Marie Ennis-O’Connor.
Breast cancer patients who stop oral hormone therapy at threefold risk of recurrence
Study by Trinity College Dublin scientists found that taking the treatment consistently over five years has real benefits for survival.
Twin with breast cancer donates skin and fat tissue to sister who also has cancer
Twin sisters Kelly McCarthy and Kristen Maurer were both diagnosed with breast cancer only months apart.
Surprises in hunt for environmental links to breast cancer
A new study of 1,200 school girls has given clues about the possible origins of the disease.
Relax, the tweeting bra has finally arrived
We won’t ask what the delay was.
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
Global survey shows advanced breast cancer patients are battling isolation
A global survey has found that two-thirds of women with advanced breast cancer feel like no one knows what they are going through.
Study confirms shorter radiotherapy course best option for women with breast cancer
Results from over four thousand women were studied as part of the landmark ‘START’ research in the UK.
World's first collaborative cancer research centre to open in Ireland
The Irish Cancer Society made the announcement about the centre today.
Experienced surgeons mean breast cancer patients need less surgery
Women who had their first surgery in a hospital treating a large number of breast cancer patients were less likely to have a second operation.