Archive for category: Breast Cancer / Women’s Health
19
June
2019

New city centre bra-fitting service

Cancer Focus NI has launched a unique new specialist bra and swimwear fitting service in the heart of Derry/Londonderry for women undergoing breast surgery. The service is available at premises adjacent to the Cancer Focus NI charity shop at 27a Shipquay Street. It aims to normalise the shopping exp...

30
September
2016

Research is needed to beat BRCA

Julie Scates (42), from Castlereagh, who lives with her partner Steve Richie, has BRCA 1 and has advanced cancer. She has three children, Courtney (24), Cameron (18) and Leah (12). She says: “I was diagnosed with stage 4 primary peritoneal cancer (PPC), a form of ovarian cancer, when I was 39. It ha...

30
September
2016

Mum Debra hopes for more cancer breakthroughs

Debra Rice (44), a legal secretary from south Belfast, is a BRCA 1 carrier. She is married to Philip (47) and they have a daughter, Emma (8). She says, “My dad’s two sisters died at a young age from breast and ovarian cancer so I’ve been attending a family history clinic at Belfast City Hospital for...