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Europa Donna 11th Pan European Conference

This year Europa Donna will host the 11th Pan European Conference on 19-20 October in Prage, Czech Republic.  Ensuring quality services and equal access is the theme of this year’s conference which will describe the essential breast services that women should receive and provide some strategies to advocate for their implementation across all European countries.

Breast Health Day 15 October 2013

In Ireland, many activities are being planned and we would like you to join in and show your support.

Breast Health Day 15 October 2013 – Events Nationwide

Here’s a few of the groups participating nationwide. If there is no event happening near you why not organise something yourself. So please join the Breast Health Day 2013 campaign onFacebook, Twitter and YouTube

15 October 2013 - Breast Health Day

Join the 2013 Campaign 'Make Good Choices For Your Breast Health'

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. 

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