Care For Your Pair - your stories

Stories of breast cancer patients and survivors

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Emma Higginson
Emma Higginson

'I have cancer, this is my news, and this is what is going on with me at the moment.'

Prab Brar
Prab Brar

'It’s not easy for me losing my breast, but I know there is no other option and I’m ready to take it head on.'

Rachael-Ann Mc Carney
Rachael-Ann Mc Carney

'It’s not something you expect to hear in your twenties, especially when you are feeling fine.'

Claire Brangan
Claire Brangan

'It is so important to have hope. Hope that you are going to get through it and you are going to be okay.'

Denise Kennerney
Denise Kennerney

'I thought my world was ending. I asked, why me? My first thoughts were about my four young children and my husband.'

Catriona Kavanagh
Catriona Kavanagh

'I would always say to women, check yourself at least once a month. Early detection is the best treatment out there.'

Marguerite Sloan
Marguerite Sloane

'I went straight to the doctors on Monday morning. I initially wasn’t going to go, but of course I’m glad I did now.'

Catriona Kennedy
Catríona Kennedy

'If something doesn’t feel right, you do not have time to waste. Don’t be reluctant to speak to your doctor.'

Shampa Lahiri
Shampa Lahiri

'I was determined not to let cancer beat me. I kept a positive attitude throughout my treatment.'

Ger Dunphy
Geraldine Dunphy

'It happened to me and could happen to anybody. If even one person checks themselves after hearing my story, I’ll be happy.'

Vicki McGrath
Vicki McGrath

'The decision straight away was double mastectomy and reconstruction. It wasn’t a difficult decision for me. I just wanted to live.'

Louise, Daffodil Day 2021
Louise Collins

'The hardest part about having cancer in 2020 was doing everything alone. I had to wave at my kids out the window. It was heart-breaking.'