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Friday 9 June 2023 Dublin: 17°C

# Breast Cancer

This year
# breastcheck
Family receive apology from National Screening Service after mammogram errors miss cancer
Kay O’ Keeffe passed away in 2017 after a three-year long battle with cancer, but her cancer was already incurable by the time of her diagnosis.
Last year
# cancer risk
Happy Pear twins apologise after criticism of breast cancer video
The Irish Cancer Society said the majority of cancers occur for reasons “out of anyone’s control”.
# breastcheck
'Essential' that Government supports BreastCheck after appointments delayed by up to a year
The service said it will be more in line with England during this time, which screens women every three years.
All time
Tributes paid to Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding as 'shining star' dies aged 39
The singer had breast cancer.
# Treatment
Existing drug could treat ‘aggressive’ triple-negative breast cancer – study
The already approved drug could be used to treat more aggressive forms of breast cancer that don’t always respond to traditional chemotherapy.
# Cervical Cancer
Cervical screening to resume next month - breast and bowel cancer screening to restart in September
Priority groups will receive letters from 6 July.
# hse figures
Just 937 CervicalCheck tests and no BreastCheck exams were carried out in April
Cancer screening services will begin to return at the end of the month – but there is huge gap in referrals in the past 3 months.
'This week I had to receive the results of my latest scan on my own'
Holly Kennedy is doing her best to handle her treatment for breast cancer, while all around her has changed.
Opinion: Examined in the toilet, protesting in a chair for a bed - my battle for comfort in hospital
Jess was given a makeshift bed behind a doorway when battling infection following a mastectomy.
# Cancer Research
Artificial intelligence beats doctors in breast cancer diagnosis
A new study has found that an AI system can better identify cancer in mammograms.
# cancer treatment
Irish research on type of breast cancer may have found new treatment approach
One in eight breast cancer patients have a particular form that is difficult to treat.
# The Lancet
Menopausal hormone therapies linked to increase in breast cancer risk - study
The new study is the first to show that the risk of breast cancer remains elevated 10 years after treatment has stopped.
# Alive alive oh!
A lump was placed on Molly Malone's breast to see if anyone would notice
The stunt was part of a new campaign, Take Notice, for Breast Cancer Awareness month.
# Breast Cancer
Here's how to check your breasts for lumps, because October should be about more than just pink things
Give ‘em a squeeze.
# false claims
Leaflets making false link between abortion and cancer on offer at World Meeting of Families
The best-available medical evidence consistently refutes the claims made in the leaflet.
# Study
Irish scientists discover new treatment to help prevent relapse of aggressive form of breast cancer
The groundbreaking research was conducted by scientists at the Apoptosis Research Centre in NUIG.
# immunotherapy
Woman's breast cancer eradicated after therapy harnesses the power of her immune system
The method has already been shown to work with a range of cancers including leukaemia and melanoma.
# factcheck
FactCheck: Does abortion increase the risk of a woman developing breast cancer?
A paid-for advertisement on Facebook is surfacing on Irish user pages, claiming this is the case. We examine the evidence.
# Scandal
English breast screening scandal: Up to 270 women may have had lives shortened over IT error
Health Minister Jeremy Hunt said that an independent inquiry is due to take place into the issue.
# happy magazine
'I felt really alone': 33-year-old wants to help young cancer patients with online magazine
Happy Magazine aims to share something useful, helpful or positive about the Irish cancer journey every day.
'I'm heartbroken': Irish author Emma Hannigan laid to rest following 11-year battle with cancer
Emma Hannigan passed away last Saturday.
# Emma Hannigan
Writers join together to push Irish author's new book to top spot after terminal diagnosis
Bestselling author Emma Hannigan announced on Friday that her breast cancer is now terminal.
# Stem Cells
NUIG scientists develop new method of fighting breast cancer
Breast cancer patients whose cancer has spread still face relatively poor outcomes.
# Research
Women who work nights have a strikingly increased risk of getting cancer
Overall long-term night shift work increased the risk of cancer by 19%.
# ageing population
'We are facing into a cancer epidemic': More people are surviving, but diagnoses continue to rise
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in both women and men.
# Cancer
Veep and Seinfeld star Julia Louis-Dreyfus says she has breast cancer
Hundreds of messages from well-wishers quickly poured in on Twitter.
# Breast Cancer
'Every night I was so glad it was me. Thank god it was me and not them'
Mother-of-three Ger felt a lump that turned out to be breast cancer. With her family’s support, she managed to come out the other side.
# Dragon Boating
'When I was sick with cancer I had no energy or enthusiasm. Then I heard about dragon boating'
The Plurabelle Paddlers, a team for those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, competes all over the world.
# major step forward
Breast cancer patients may be spared debilitating side effects 'by only using radiation on tumour'
Current best practice sees women given full breast radiotherapy in most cases.
# Waiting Lists
143 women in Donegal are waiting over a year for a breast clinic appointment
Nearly 250 women who displayed symptoms of possible breast cancer have been waiting between six and 12 months.
# bras and prostheses
Harris postpones plan to ration supports for women with breast cancer
“I want to ensure that they are not subjected to additional stress and worry about losing services.”
# highly accurate
German Shepherds can detect breast cancer by sniffing bandages
A pair of dogs are now 100% accurate in their new role as breast cancer spotters, according to researchers.
# alcohol and cancer
Over 350,000 people died from alcohol-related cancer in just one year
More than 25% of all alcohol-attributable cancer cases related to breast cancer, a new study found.
'It's not cancer, is it?' Jo Malone on the health scare that changed her life
In an extract from her autobiography, business woman Jo Malone writes about being told she had breast cancer.
# early access
Call for Irish breast cancer patients to take part in new drug trial
The 50 Irish patients will join almost 5,000 taking part worldwide on the trial.
# Breast Cancer
Shannen Doherty accepts award for 'every single cancer patient out there'
Her friend and fellow actor Sarah Michelle Gellar presented her with a Courage Award.
# Breakthrough
Irish researchers discover potential new way to treat one of the most aggressive forms of breast cancer
If the new drug – APR-246 – is found to be effective at clinical trials it will have the potential to save lives.
# Busted
Charity criticises Facebook after it deemed a breast cancer awareness video "offensive"
Communications director Lena Biornstad said she found the decision “incomprehensible”.
# Abortion
'You can't handle the truth': Director of crisis pregnancy clinic stands by controversial claims
Patrick Jameson repeated claims about abortion causing breast cancer.
# Utah
"Had she not been diagnosed, I don't think I would have caught mine."
The sisters fighting cancer together.