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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.

New app for breast cancer survivors

A new free mobile app called Breast Cancer Survivor is now available on the app store for iOS users.

It was developed by The Mater Foundation and aims to focus on diet and exercise as a way to improve the quality of life of breast cancer survivors.

UCD - The Patient Voice in Cancer Research

Cancer survivors and their families can join researchers and health care professionals to discuss placing survivorship at the heart of the cancer research agenda:

'The Patient Voice in Cancer Research’
13 April 2016; 10am - 1pm
UCD Conway Institute, University College Dublin

Election 2016: Breast Cancer Services Questions for Candidates

The general election will be held on Friday 26th February 2016. This presents opportunities to meet with political candidates ‘on the doorstep’ and ask specific questions regarding the quality and delivery of breast cancer services in Ireland.

Here, we have compiled a list of questions regarding current issues. You can also download and print these questions so that you can have them to hand if you are speaking with candidates.

For breast cancer patients, never too late to quit smoking

Read this very interesting article from eCancer News telling us why it is never too late to give up smoking. Read it here.

Psychological Support for Cancer Patients

Cancer services have been very much in the headlines over the past two days, yesterday the Irish Cancer Society partially reinstating their hardship fund.  

Listen to RTE Radio1's Sean O'Rourke talk to  Dr Paul D’alton, Head of the Department of Psycho-oncology at St Vincents Hospital.

Click HERE for the interview.

12th Europa Donna Pan European Conference

The 12th EUROPA DONNA Pan European Conference was held in Paris over the weekend of 17th to 18th of October. This year's conference focused on Time for Action on Equal Access and described the essential breast services that women should receive Europe wide. Europa Donna Ireland had four attendees at this lively event.

Breast Health Day 2015: 'Kickstart your Health' on 14th October

Europa Donna Ireland with the support of Medtronic will host a free evening of interactive discussion to "Kickstart your Health"

 

Wednesday 14th October from 6:30pm at Joe’s Restaurant, Montague Street, Dublin 2

  • Key speakers include chef and food writer Domini Kemp, women’s fitness expert Jen Feighery and Irish Women's Rugby Team member, Sophie Spence

Spaces are limited and registration for the event is essential.

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