The Irish Cancer Society is urging members of the public to reduce their risk of breast cancer by adopting healthy lifestyle changes, as statistics show that a woman has a 1 in 11 chance of developing breast cancer.
As the number of breast cancer cases increases by 33% model Roz Purcell is calling on members of the public to ‘Paint it Pink’ this October as she launches the Irish Cancer Society’s campaign to support people affected by breast cancer in Ireland.
Every year in Ireland over 2,800 women are diagnosed with breast cancer. That figure is rising annually and according to statistics by the National Cancer Registry of Ireland there has been a 33% increase in the number of cases diagnosed over a ten year period.
From coffee mornings to film screenings, expert advice to patient stories, communities throughout Ireland are being encouraged to get involved in Cancer Week Ireland, which takes place from 17th to 23rd October.