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.

How To Be Your Own Health Advocate, Tuesday 9th October 2012

Self advocacy is about taking a proactive approach to all stages of health and illness: prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and recovery. When people take an active role in their care, research shows they fare better both in satisfaction and in how well treatments work. In this talk you will learn how to develop the skills to be a good self-advocate, communicate effectively with your doctors, evaluate the latest health news headlines and find the best health information online.

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


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.

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