Learn more about breast cancer in Ireland

Ongoing work by the National Cancer Registry of Ireland shows that, while incidence is increasing, breast cancer survival rates continue to improve in Ireland, probably due to screening, the development of specialist breast centres and greater awareness by women. But clearly there is some way to go before we can attain the survival performance of the best European countries. Check out Facts and Figures.

The greatest risk factors for breast cancer are being a woman and increasing age, but there are other factors, some more significant than others. For more information see Prevention and Risk Factors. A small number of men are diagnosed with breast cancer every year.

Our EDI Publications will provide you with more information about breast cancer, as well as websites listed under Useful Links. Anyone diagnosed with breast cancer and their friends and families need information but also support and a number of cancer support centres around the country are listed under Support.