BCI Patient Ambassadors

Statistically, breast cancer survival rates are improving in Ireland, as a result of the government screening programme for women aged 50-65 years. However, Breast Cancer Ireland feel strongly about educating our younger women and making them more aware of the importance of good breast health. Currently we are seeing just under 30% of cases diagnosed for women aged 20-50 years! The best person to hear it from is someone who has gone through it. Below are some of our supporters who have tackled breast cancer and want to tell their story:

EMMA HANNIGAN (1971-2018)

EMMA HANNIGAN (1971-2018)

BCI Patient Ambassador

We lost our dear friend, Breast Cancer Ireland Ambassador and well-renowned Author and Novelist, Emma Hannigan, earlier this year (R.I.P) …

PAULA MCLEAN

PAULA MCLEAN

BCI Patient Ambassador

I was diagnosed with Stage II invasive Breast Cancer on the 8th July, 2011 at the age of 42. I had been at a family wedding …

BARBARA O'REILLY HYLAND

BARBARA O'REILLY HYLAND

BCI Patient Ambassador

Thirteen years ago, I felt a lump in my left breast and went to my GP, who said it was of no importance. I was delighted and got on with my life …

GEORGIE CRAWFORD

GEORGIE CRAWFORD

BCI Patient Ambassador

Georgie Crawford was just a couple of days shy of the end of her maternity leave last year when she first discovered the lump in her breast …

TERESA COSTELLO

TERESA COSTELLO

BCI Patient Ambassador

I was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was 36 and my diagnosis was a total shock to me and of course my family and friends…

OLIVIA CARPENTER

OLIVIA CARPENTER

BCI Patient Ambassador

Soon after she completed a 10km charity run, Olivia Carpenter’s husband, Gavin, gave her a great big hug.

DENISE ASHE

DENISE ASHE

BCI Patient Ambassador

My name is Denise and I was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer in June 2017 at 36 years of age. A painful lump in my left breast prompted me …

EMMA CASSIDY

EMMA CASSIDY

BCI Patient Ambassador

My life changed on the 27th of June 2017. Three months after my 30th birthday I was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer …

ANN EBLE

ANN EBLE

BCI Patient Ambassador

Dublin born Ann Eble was 48 years old when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.  She got through the ordeal by trying to stay positive and …

GER COLLINS

GER COLLINS

BCI Patient Ambassador

Ger Collins (46) from Donabate, Co. Dublin was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015 after discovering a lump. After a triple assessment in Beaumont Hospital …

ORLA BYRNE

BCI Patient Ambassador

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LINDA BURGESS

LINDA BURGESS

BCI Patient Ambassador

A Dublin woman says her commitment to checking her breasts regularly meant that when she did get cancer, its effects were…