To speak to a specialist cancer nurse,
freefone the National Cancer Helpline
1800 200 700
Mon—Thurs 9am—7pm Fri 9am—5pm
Our programme Action Breast Cancer is Ireland’s leading provider of breast cancer information and support. Each year we reach over 25,000 women who are concerned about breast cancer and breast health. We strive to ensure that everyone affected by breast cancer receives the highest standards of treatment, support and care, and to improve the quality of life of people living with breast cancer.
We do this in many ways:
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Each year Action Breast Cancer wants every woman in Ireland to become breast aware and incorporate our five point breast awareness code into their routine.
Being breast aware means knowing what is normal for you so that if any unusual change occurs, you will recognise it. The sooner you notice a change the better, because if cancer is found early, treatment is more likely to be successful. Find out how you can be breast aware.
We provide information, advice and support to anyone affected by breast cancer, to people who have questions about breast health. Our cancer information nurses answer all questions in confidence. Call our National Cancer Helpline on 1800 200 700.
Reach to Recovery is a support programme for women who have had, or are about to have treatment for breast cancer. The programme operates by encouraging and fostering personal contact between the patient and a Reach to Recovery volunteer. We have over 70 volunteers throughout Ireland, all of whom are women who themselves have been successfully treated for breast cancer. They have been carefully trained to provide advice and reassurance.
To talk with a Reach to Recovery volunteer, call the National Cancer Helpline on 1800 200 700.
Action Breast Cancer has produced a free Journey Journal to help women newly diagnosed with breast cancer keep track of all the information given to them. For your free copy, call the National Cancer Helpline on 1800 200 700.
We have a wide range of booklets and factsheets to help and guide you at every stage of your breast cancer journey, from diagnosis to life after treatment. Download any of our publications, or order hard copies.
Coping with a cancer diagnosis can be devastating, and many people feel they cannot talk to a close friend or relative. We can put you in touch with
counsellors across the country. Find out more about our counselling service.
Our expert team provide talks on breast awareness, breast health, and reducing your risk of getting breast cancer. Our team can also provide information stands for community events, which can be tailored to suit different requirements. Find out more about how we spread the word about cancer.
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
One of the highlights of my year has been my involvement in the physical activity programme that we piloted for breast cancer survivors in October 2010. The results from this were so encouraging that we want to make the programme available nationwide.
Senior Health Promotion Officer