Europa Donna Ireland Welcomes Launch of the third National Cancer Strategy

Europa Donna Ireland welcomes the launch of the third National Cancer Strategy. It is a step forward in the treatment and care of those with a cancer diagnosis. However, we will continue to closely monitor progress with regard to cancer care in Ireland and to tirelessly advocate for the best standards of care for all our members.

'Living with uncertainty' and AGM, Saturday 20th May 2017: Everyone welcome to attend

You are cordially invited to attend Europa Donna Ireland's 2017 AGM.

The AGM will be followed by an information session on the theme of Living with uncertainty.

Everyone is welcome to attend all or part of the morning. We hope to see you there.

EUROPA DONNA: Promoting awareness of metastatic breast cancer

EUROPA DONNA – The European Breast Cancer Coalition has made metastatic breast cancer (MBC) a priority for its future advocacy activities. A new section of their website has just been launched that is dedicated exclusively to advocacy for and with women living with MBC. You can access the new section here. Take a look at this new resource which includes education, information and policy projects from across Europe.

Monday 6th March - World Lymphoedema Awareness Day

March 6th is World Lymphoedema Awareness Day. To create awareness of the condition amongst patients and staff, Beaumont Hospital mounted an information stand which included Europa Donna Ireland's leaflet Lymphoedema in Breast Cancer: Reduce Your Risk

L to R: Phil Harford, Daffodil Centre, Denise, patient, and Anna Campion, Senior Physiotherapist.

15 October 2016 is Breast Health Day!

We would like to invite you to participate in Breast Health Day on 15 October 2016.

On and around this day, many events are celebrated in Ireland to raise awareness of prevention and early detection of breast cancer.

Metastatic Breast Cancer & You: Thursday 13th October 2016, 9:30am-12pm, Cork

Metastatic Breast Cancer & You

To increase awareness of advanced or metastatic breast cancer (MBC), Europa Donna Ireland together with the Marie Keating Foundation and the Irish Cancer Society will hold a FREE seminar on MBC. It takes place on Thursday 13th October 2016, 9:30am-12pm in The Kingsley Hotel, Cork.

Connect MBC Network: A new peer-to-peer support network for women living with advanced/metastatic breast cancer

We are delighted to announce the launch of Connect MBC Network  –  a new peer-to-peer community for women living with advanced or metastatic breast cancer (MBC).

The launch will take place at locations in the midlands, midwest and southwest between Friday 22 July and Saturday 23 July.

Thank you to all who attended our 2016 AGM

Thank you to all our members who attended our 2016 AGM in Dublin on Saturday 11th June. It was great to see so many of you there and to hear about issues that are currently affecting you. Thank you also to all the speakers who so generously gave their time for our information session Advanced/Metastatic Breast Cancer: Let's talk about it!

2016 AGM and Information Session: Advanced/Metastatic Breast Cancer: Let’s talk about it!

We will hold our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday 11th June 2016 from 11:30am to 12:30pm at Buswells Hotel in Dublin. The AGM will be followed by an Information Session: Advanced/Metastatic Breast Cancer: Let’s talk about it! This is a free event and is open to the public. Please feel free to invite family and/or friends.

New global report and call-to-action on metastatic breast cancer

A new report The Global Status of Advanced/Metastatic Breast Cancer was launched in Ireland yesterday by leading experts and patient advocates (see press release). The report confirms the extent of misconceptions and misunderstandings surrounding the most advanced stage of breast cancer – metastatic breast cancer (MBC) - as well as the level of isolation and helplessness felt by patients.

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