Annual breast cancer surveillance for at-risk women recommended


Annual surveillance should be provided for women under 50 years of age who are at a higher risk of breast cancer due to a genetic predisposition or a strong family history, the State’s health watchdog has recommended.

The Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa) says surveillance for women from ages 30 to 49 using annual magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is cost-effective.

Request for Volunteers for Cancer Research at Dublin City University

Project Title: Lymphoedema in Breast Cancer: Measurement Techniques and Effect of Exercise

Location: The Research Study will take place in the School of Health and Human Performance, DCU.

Investigator: Dr Noel McCaffrey, tel: 70073787

The Challenge of Screening in Deprived Areas

A key public health requirement to encourage more women aged over 50 to present for breast and cervical cancer screening has been identified.  Gary Culliton of The Irish Medical Times interviews Dr Ann O’Doherty, BreastCheck’s Clinical Director.

Lymphoedema Ireland Open Day Saturday, 9th March 2013.

Lymphoedema Ireland Open Day takes place Saturday, 9th March at the Education Centre, St Luke's Hospital, Rathgar, Dublin 6.

Download flyer with full details here.

800 Cancers Detected By BreastCheck In 2011

Over 800 women were found to have breast cancer after availing of free mammograms by BreastCheck in 2011, a new report has shown.

More Than 50% Of Women Are Unaware Of Less Common Breast Cancer Symptoms


MORE THAN 50 per cent of women are unaware of less common breast cancer symptoms and over 30 per cent wait over a month to report their symptoms to their GP, a new study reveals. 

Organise a ‘BREAST STROKE FOR BREAST HEALTH DAY’ Event In Your Local Pool

Europa Donna Ireland today, joined by Swim Ireland, marked Breast Health Day by launching their campaign to make people more breast aware this October.

Co-operating for Cancer Care NorthWest

John Day, committee member of Co-operating for Cancer Care NorthWest, CCC(NW) truly reflected the feelings of all its members at the end of last night’s public information sharing session held in Letterkenny General Hospital regarding the new Radiotherapy Unit at Altnagelvin, when he stated, “As I stood with my friends in front of the display of plans for this new Radiotherapy Unit at Altnagelvin, my heart was bursting with pride for the part we played in securing this vital service for cancer patients in the North West Region”

EUROPA DONNA holds Information Breast Health Day event for MEPs at European Parliament

EUROPA DONNA – The European Breast Cancer Coalition, in collaboration with Nessa Childers MEP, held a Breast Health Day Information event for MEPs at the European Parliament on 10 October as an advance celebration of Breast Health Day and its message to young girls and women across Europe that healthy lifestyle choices can have a positive influence on breast cancer risk.

Join the 2012 Campaign ‘Make Good Choices For Your Breast Health”

Physical ActivityThrough our Breast Health Day 2012 campaign ‘Make Good Choices For Your Breast Health’, we are hoping to make as many women as possible more aware about prevention so they can make the healthy choices that can help prevent breast cancer.

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