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 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.

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.

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