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# Breast Cancer

All time
Bernie Nolan passes away 'peacefully' after long battle with cancer
The singer and actress was first diagnosed with breast cancer three years ago but the disease spread to her bones and organs last year.
# Cancer
Longer use of breast cancer drug halves the risk of death
It is expected that this will be recommended from now on and as the drug is cheap and widely available, it could have an immediate impact.
# Breast Cancer
Brad Pitt: Angelina is 'absolutely heroic' for undergoing double mastectomy
“All I want is for her to have a long and healthy life with myself and our children. This is a happy day for our family.”
# Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie: I had double mastectomy to avoid breast cancer
Jolie said she made the decision to have a double mastectomy after learning she had an 87 per cent chance of developing breast cancer – the same disease that claimed her mother’s life in 2007.
# world of celebs
The Dredge: Robbie Williams makes a roomful of enemies, calls DJ a "b**tard"
Don’t go changing Robbie. Here’s all the celeb dirt you need today.
# Breast Cancer
Breast cancer rates in under 50s rise, but fewer than ever are dying - UK
The increase mirrors an overall rise of 18 per cent in those that have been diagnosed with the disease between 1995 and 2010.
# Breast Cancer
Combination of MRI and mammography could improve breast cancer detection
Mammography is the primary breast imaging method used for screening in Ireland but MRI is more sensitive and improves detection rates.
# Breast Cancer
Stronger breast cancer surveillance will reduce health service costs - report
A report published by HIQA today recommends annual scans for women who have an elevated risk due to familial or genetic factors.
# Breast Cancer
Irish patients benefit from breakthrough breast cancer test
Irish patients were first in Europe to access the test that in one year made savings of around €856,440 for HSE.
# Breast Cancer
Anastacia cancels European dates after cancer returns
The singer has been diagnosed with breast cancer for a second time.
# breastcheck
BreastCheck screened 4,500 more women in 2011 despite 'challenging year'
In its12th year of operation, the screening service checked 125,329 women.
# The Light That Shines
VIDEO: Stunning documentary of a cancer fighter hopes to inspire
Jill Brzezinkski-Conley wants to show women they can feel good about their bodies, regardless of how they look.
# Breast Cancer
Sharon Osbourne has double mastectomy
Osbourne had the surgery after learning she carries a gene which increases her risk of breast cancer.
# Breast Cancer
Drug combination ‘shrinks’ secondary brain tumours in breast cancer patients
A ‘sizeable and increasing’ proportion of women with advanced breast cancer are developing secondary brain cancer.
# Breast Cancer
Breast cancer screening "reduces deaths, but over-diagnoses"
Experts say that in some cases, women are diagnosed with tumours that would have remained undetected for the rest of their lives and which they would not have died from.
# Wrestling
WWE campaign raises $1m to fight breast cancer
A cheque was presented to Susan G. Komen for the Cure on Monday Night Raw last night.
# Aine Lawlor
Aine Lawlor to discuss breast cancer treatment on RTÉ tonight
The Morning Ireland presenter made a surprise return to the airwaves yesterday morning, and will chat with Miriam O’Callaghan on her show tonight.
# Breast Cancer
Comic super heroes go pink to fight cancer
A number of Marvel comics – including Captain America and Wolverine – will have a pink cover this October to help raise breast cancer awareness.
The Tutu Project: Man wears frills for breast cancer
The story of one man, his pink tutu, and his plan to raise funds for breast cancer.
# illness
Sheryl Crow diagnosed with benign brain tumour
Singer and breast cancer survivor Sheryl Crow said she knew something was wrong when she had memory trouble – but says that she isn’t worried as it is benign.
# Cancer Research
Blood tests may predict breast cancer spread
US cancer research finds that tumour cells in the blood stream may predict if early breast cancer patients face a higher risk of death or relapse after treatment.
Column: 'I lost my breast to cancer, but thankfully I didn't lose my life.'
Vivian Santiago was diagnosed with cancer at 26, now expecting her first child she tells women to be proactive about their health.
# Bikers
On yer bike: GAA stars get behind charity cycling initiative
Dublin forward Bernard Brogan was at Croke Park to promote ‘Race the Rás’ and may have inadvertently created a new sport.
# Cancer
New gene therapy could 'stop growth' of breast cancer tumours
Researchers say that a new type of gene therapy could be used to target cancer cells while leaving healthy tissue unharmed.
# share it
Free film hopes to spread positive message of cancer recovery
Charity gets The Clinic director Lisa Mulcahy and actress Dawn Bradfield on board for film about one woman’s journey from diagnosis to recovery – and they want you to share it online.
# Cancer
Comedian Anne Gildea lays bare cancer experience
Six-month journey of The Nualas performer through breast cancer diagnosis and treatment chronicled in RTÉ2 doc tonight.
# Premier Pink
WATCH: Tipp go pink for breast cancer campaign
Declan Ryan’s men will swap their iconic blue and gold jerseys for a pink strip in Nenagh this weekend.
# implants
UK: No evidence for routine removal of breast implants
There are fears over the safety of implants made by French company PIP. The British government says there’s no evidence to say implants should be removed – but will pay for removal for anyone who wants it.
# Miss Venezuela
Former Miss Venezuela dead at 28 after breast cancer battle
Eva Ekvall had written a book about her struggle with breast cancer. She had been crowned Miss Venezuela at just 17.
# Health
Ireland's breast cancer mortality among highest in OECD
A new OECD report on worldwide health standards shows that Ireland has the third-highest mortality rate of 34 developed countries.
# Alcohol
Even three drinks a week increases breast cancer risk
A new study has found that women who drink a few glasses of wine a week may be raising the risk of tumours by 15 per cent.
# Breast Cancer
'Breakthrough' breast cancer test to be made available to public
The genetic test can accurately identify the patients who remain at risk following surgery for breast cancer – determining who would benefit from chemotherapy.
# Breast Cancer
One third of 18-24 year olds have never performed a breast check
Breast Cancer Ireland has described the low numbers of women performing breast checks as “a real concern”, saying that early detection is the key to surviving the cancer.
Column: ‘This revelation gave me an 85 per cent chance of breast cancer’
Emma Hannigan describes the moment she found out she was genetically predisposed to developing cancer – and what happened next.
# Cancer
'Breakthrough' cancer test will not be offered to public patients
The National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics has said the test, which could help patients avoid chemotherapy, is too expensive to offer to public patients in Ireland.
# R.I.P.
Former first lady Betty Ford dies at 93
The former First Lady, better known for setting up the world-famous rehab clinic, passes away in California.
# Cancer
New drug slows tumour growth
The company behind the new drug, Afinitor, will file for worldwide regulatory approval this week.