Archive for category: Breast Cancer / Women’s Health
30
September
2016

Joanne hopes research will help her daughters

Joanne Clarke (39) from Newry has BRCA 2 and has had a double mastectomy. She is married to Adrian (43) and they have two daughters, Anna (12) and Ellen (9). Joanne is adamant that more research into the condition is needed and urges people to help Cancer Focus NI raise cash for this important cause...

23
September
2016

Get In Pink this October for breast cancer research

Cancer Focus Northern Ireland is calling on local people to hold a pink inspired event during October – breast cancer awareness month – to raise vital funds for pioneering research at Queen’s University Belfast. The In Pink campaign is being run in partnership with MediCare Pharmacy Group. Bre...

22
January
2016

Schools

There are lots of ways in which schools and youth groups can get involved and raise funds for Cancer Focus NI. Whether it’s an interactive storytelling session, non-uniform day, coffee party, sponsored walk or a sports day, you’ll have fun and help to support people affected by cancer in your local...

20
November
2015

Christine and BRCA2 gene

Christine Garrett (29) from Lisbane, Comber, was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2011. When she discovered she had the BRCA2 gene she opted for a double mastectomy. Here, she tells her courageous story.  “I was working as a nursing auxiliary in the Belfast City Hospital Intensive Care Unit and h...

25
August
2015

Belfast mum warns of thyroid cancer

Belfast mum Kylee Murphy wants to alert other young women to the signs and symptoms of thyroid cancer in September – thyroid cancer awareness month – after getting a shock diagnosis earlier this year. The 29-year-old has just completed her treatment and is waiting to find out if it’s bee...