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Donegal’s daring strip and dippers raise an amazing amount 11 months ago

Donegal’s daring strip and dippers raise an amazing amount

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Over €56,000 has been raised by 300 brave women who did a topless strip and dip for Breast Cancer in Inishowen.

Busloads of enthusiastic ladies headed to Stroove Beach at …
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Women urged to be breast aware as cancer cases rise 2 years ago

Women urged to be breast aware as cancer cases rise

The Irish Cancer Society is urging women to be breast aware as the number of cases increases. 

There has been a 25 per cent increase in the number of breast cancer cases over ten years, according …
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A grandmother’s advice: ‘Please go for your BreastCheck’ 3 years ago

A grandmother’s advice: ‘Please go for your BreastCheck’

In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, BreastCheck – the National Breast Screening Programme is asking all eligible women to put themselves first and attend their appointment when invited.

Cork …
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Majella speaks of fear that cancer will return following second scare 3 years ago

Majella speaks of fear that cancer will return following second scare

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Majella O’Donnell was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013, and bravely shaved her head on the Late Late Show at the beginning of her treatment. Since then, she has been …
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Orla utters the magic words: Cancer Free 3 years ago

Orla utters the magic words: Cancer Free

Dungloe woman Orla Maguire couldn’t wait to share the happy news yesterday that she has beaten breast cancer.

The 30 year old fought through almost eight months of chemotherapy and …
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Picture Special: A great show of ‘support’ at the Big Boob Run 3 years ago

Picture Special: A great show of ‘support’ at the Big Boob Run

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Men and women donned pink clothes and underwear for this colourful event, which was organised to raise awareness of breast cancer self-checks and to raise money for a local fund.

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This Big Boob Run sounds like the ‘breast’ craic 3 years ago

This Big Boob Run sounds like the ‘breast’ craic

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The Big Boob Run is a controlled and fun cycle around the Rosses on Sunday 16th July. The only requirement is that you wear pink or a pink bra – men …
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This spoof breast cancer story would be funny if it wasn’t so frightening 3 years ago

This spoof breast cancer story would be funny if it wasn’t so frightening

Waterford Whispers are well known for taking a swipe at Irish life and current affairs. A story this week brings up the worrying waiting times at the North West Breast Centre …
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Harris defers HSE policy that would cut entitlements for breast cancer survivors 3 years ago

Harris defers HSE policy that would cut entitlements for breast cancer survivors

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He has deferred the plan and asked for the HSE to submit an “enhanced plan” to him that does not negatively affect women who are already coping with cancer.

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HSE cut entitlements for breast cancer patients 3 years ago

HSE cut entitlements for breast cancer patients

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As it stands currently, women are supplied with a breast prosthesis and are provided with two surgical bras. Moreover, if she has a medical card she is entitled to two …
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20% of Donegal women wait over a year for Breast Cancer Clinic appointment 3 years ago

20% of Donegal women wait over a year for Breast Cancer Clinic appointment

Of the 732 patients referred to the service by their GP as having displayed symptoms of possible Breast cancer, 143 of those have been waiting for over a year now …
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Relief for Donegal women as second breast surgeon is appointed 3 years ago

Relief for Donegal women as second breast surgeon is appointed

Saolta Health Care Group CEO Mr Maurice Power today confirmed the appointment. Mr Power also indicated that a working group comprising of representatives from LUH, Saolta Group and the Western Health …
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Breast cancer diagnostics company launch Letterkenny base 3 years ago

Breast cancer diagnostics company launch Letterkenny base

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Their test is the newly CE Marked Avisio FOXC1 immunohistochemistry (IHC) breast cancer test for basal-like breast cancer.

3N Diagnostics (IRL) has been set up to maintain a long-term presence …
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One lump, eight months, no answers 3 years ago

One lump, eight months, no answers

The 25 year old woman from Letterkenny has been waiting more than 200 days to be assessed after finding a lump last year.

The woman, who wishes not to be …
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Mammograms for Mother’s Day 3 years ago

Mammograms for Mother’s Day

BreastCheck, the National Breast Screening Programme, is urging people to take advantage of the occasion of Mother’s Day this year by encouraging their loved ones to have a free mammogram …
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Solution in sight for breast cancer service delays 3 years ago

Solution in sight for breast cancer service delays

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The groups were joined in the meeting on Monday, March 13th, by representatives from the Department of Health and from the National Cancer Control Programme, (NCCP), along with Senator Padraig …
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Check your tatas! 4 years ago

Check your tatas!

Orla, a beauty therapist from Dungloe, was diagnosed with breast cancer just weeks after her 30th birthday last November. She has taken a break from running her mobile salon to …
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