Europa Donna Ireland
Working for better breast cancer services nationwide
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Facts & Figures
Irish women have a 1 in 10 chance of developing breast cancer during their lifetime (ie to age 79). Breast cancer is the most common cancer in Irish women
Prevention & Risk
Find out about risk factors for developing breast cancer and how you can take steps to improve your chance of staying healthy.
EDI produces leaflets to provide information about breast cancer and has been a joint winner in the Crystal Clear Health Literacy Awards in 2010.
“ I feel that it is important that those of us who have had the experience of breast cancer either personally, or with someone close to us, should give our voice to ongoing issues around breast cancer in Ireland ”
Diagnosed with triple positive breast cancer in 2011, I was introduced to Europa Donna Ireland by my surgeon who recommended this advocacy group as a way to connect with other people who had experienced a similar diagnosis.
My professional background is in nursing with experience in caring for patients with all types of cancer. However, no amount of training or experience can prepare you for the trauma of your own cancer diagnosis and all that goes with it.