Heeding the warning signs in the nick of time

Speed is of the essence when reacting to potential symptoms of breast cancer, as Ciara Ní Ghairbhí found out when she noticed a pain in her left breast

24th October, 2021
Heeding the warning signs in the nick of time
Ciara Ní Ghairbhí: ‘My world changed overnight.’ Picture: Dominick Walsh

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, when health experts encourage us all to be aware of any changes in our bodies which may herald a symptom of the disease. It is the most common form of cancer affecting females in Ireland, with some 3,350 women (and almost 30 men) diagnosed here each year.

But, despite the fact that one in nine women will develop breast cancer during their lifetime, many are unaware of the initial warning signs,...

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