We are encouraging women of all ages to become more breast aware.
Breast awareness is about knowing what feels normal for you, that way if any changes occur you will recognise them much sooner.
Early detection is your best defence against breast cancer!
In Ireland, 1 in 9 women will develop breast cancer during their lifetime. Breast cancer is more common in women over the age of 50, however, women of any age can develop breast cancer.
The National Breast Cancer Research Institute funds a comprehensive research programme at the Lambe Institute for Translational Research at NUI Galway. We know that breast cancer research has improved the diagnosis, treatment options, and outcomes for those who develop the disease. We want to fund these research programmes to continue to impact the outcomes for those who develop the disease in the future.
Breast Cancer Awareness
We strongly encourage every woman to be Breast Aware. Follow these 5 steps to ensure that you are fully breast aware this October and throughout the year.
How you can support the National Breast Cancer Research Institute this October?
The National Breast Cancer Research Institute is a voluntary charity that relies completely on the goodwill and generosity of the general public for support.
There are lots of ways you can support breast cancer research this October at home, at work, in your school or community. Check out some of our fun fundraising ideas here.
Events during Breast Cancer Awareness Month
We would like to thank our loyal supports who are hosting events this month to support the National Breast Cancer Research Institute. Visit our Facebook Page or Twitter Account to keep up to date with what’s happening near you during the month of October.
If you are hosting an event this month to support the charity, please email hello@BreastCancerResearch.ie to let us know.