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Lymphoedema Ireland Open Day, Saturday, 20th October 2012

Registration and Coffee 10.00-10.30 Bernadette Mc Court - My Personal Experience 10.30-11.00 Margarite Moore, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Radiation Oncology - Skin Care / Self Care 11.00-12.00

Breast Cancer and Exercise Talk

UPDATE:

If you missed Monday's talk, you can catch up on our blog where we have a summary of what was discussed.

Election of new Chairperson to EDI Board

 

Dympna WatsonDympna WatsonEuropa Donna Ireland – the Irish Breast Cancer Campaign is pleased to announce the election of Ms Dympna Watson as chairperson.

Post treatment Yoga Courses

ARC Cancer Support Centre holds weekly yoga classes at its South Circular Road centre.

These classes can support and strengthen muscles after treatments, ease lymphodema, improve relaxation and generally improve both  focus and concentration.

VENUE:                  ARC Cancer Support Centre, 559 South Circular Road, Dublin 8

DATE/TIME:           Every Thursday from 11.30 to 12.30

Physical Activity Programme for breast cancer survivors

The Irish Cancer Society have started a Physical Activity Programme for breast cancer survivors and are currently recruiting women for this new programme.

They recruited 50 women who were 12 months post-surgery for this second phase of their Physical Activity Programme which will run for 30 weeks from March/April - December, 2011. 
 

Please find all the information attached in the link below to the ICS  website.

EDI welcomes commitment to extending age range for BreastCheck in Programme for Government

The Government for National Recovery 2011-2016 agreed by Fine Gael and the Labour Party includes a commitment to extending the age range for BreastCheck to women aged 65 to 69.

This is very welcome news and EDI will be calling for its implementation as soon as possible.

Specialist Breast Centres leaflet update

We have reprinted our Specialist Breast Centres leaflet and updated its content.

Please feel free to contact us and we will send on copies.

BreastCheck Report 2009-2010 - Good and Bad News

 

The recently published BreastCheck Programme report for 2009 -2010 provides us with encouraging statistics. During the period covered BreastCheck screened 121,160 women between the ages of 50 and 64, detecting 845 breast cancers. 75.7% of women invited for screening accepted their invitation, well above the target of 70% and very good by international standards.

EDI CALLS FOR LICENSING FOR PRIVATE HOSPITALS TREATING BREAST CANCER

Deirdre O'Connell & Dympna Watson with Minister HarneyDeirdre O'Connell & Dympna Watson with Minister HarneyAt a meeting on Tuesday 21 September Europa Donna Ireland (EDI), the Irish Breast Cancer Campaign, has urged the Minister for Health and C

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