To speak to a specialist cancer nurse,
freefone the National Cancer Helpline
1800 200 700
Mon—Thurs 9am—7pm Fri 9am—5pm
It is entirely natural to experience strong feelings as a result of a diagnosis of breast cancer, and in reaction to treatment side effects. However if you find that you are unable to cope with mood changes or if you are feeling 'down' for prolonged periods, try talking to your GP or breast care nurse.
You may find it helpful to share your feelings with someone who has had breast cancer. Reach to Recovery is a programme set up to help and support women who have recently had a breast cancer diagnosis. The programme works on the principle of personal contact between the patient and a Reach to Recovery volunteer - a woman who has had a breast cancer diagnosis. Carefully selected and fully trained volunteers are available to provide practical information and reassurance at a time when a woman is most in need of both.
Action Breast Cancer is a national project we established to provide breast cancer information and support and to fund breast cancer research. Its services are free, confidential and accessible.
Freephone 1800 200 700 to talk to a specialist cancer nurse
It's open Monday-Thursday from 9am to 7pm and Friday from 9am to 5pm
National Cancer Helpline
Freefone 1 800 200 700
Talk to a specialist nurse
Have you used the Irish Cancer Society's cancer information services by phone, Daffodil Centre, email, social media or this website? A UCD research team is helping us to evaluate so that we can improve those services.