Day 22 #LivingWithLobular

Hi, my name is Jo Browne and I’m telling my story to raise awareness of Invasive Lobular Cancer #ILC in Ireland with Lobular Ireland. I was diagnosed with Invasive Lobular Breast Cancer on July 16th 2020 aged 46. I didn’t have any of the common risk factors nor was there any history of cancer in…

Invasive Lobular Breast Cancer requires different Clinical Management to Invasive Ductal Cancer

This week The Royal College of Surgeons hosted The Breast Cancer Ireland Dublin Steroid Cancer Conference. This prestigious event featuring presentations from world leaders in Oncology drew lots of media attention and was extremely well attended. On Thursday 20th October a Lobular Breast Cancer Session was introduced and moderated by Professor William Gallagher, deputy director…

Day 20 #LivingWithLobular

My name is Barbara and I’m 54 years old. In July 2022 I was told I had invasive lobular carcinoma. When you hear the word cancer all sorts of emotions surface. I’m a family carer so my first thought was what would happen to my son if anything happened to me. In September 2021 I…

Day 19 #LivingWithLobular

I’m Jean Anne. I live in Galway and was diagnosed with lobular breast cancer at age 52 following my second screening mammogram with Breastcheck. After initial lumpectomy surgery I was found to have multifocal ILC which required 2 further surgeries – four smaller tumours were discovered on pathology after surgery (undetected on mammogram and pre…

Day 18 #LivingWithLobular

My Story – Tracy Bennett In February of 2020 I had my first 50 years of age mammogram through the National Breast Check. l had been to the Breast Health Unit in 2015 with a pain under my left breast and the mammogram then showed within normal limits. On the 17th of February I was…

Day 17 #LivingWithLobular

Lobular Ireland set themselves a task this October to raise awareness of Invasive Lobular Cancer in Ireland. In doing so they will share Patient Stories and insights as to how Lobular Breast Cancer is different. Most women in our group agree that Lobular is #NotAlwaysALump, almost all agree that it didn’t show up on their…

Day 16 #LivingWithLobular

My name is Caroline and I was diagnosed with Invasive Lobular breast cancer in April 2021 at the age of 53. My story is a little different as I found a lump and it was a big one. I was in bed, reading my text messages and the phone fell on my chest and I…

Day 15 #LivingWithLobular

Lorraine is another young woman and a member of our Lobular Ireland Group. Lorraine readily agreed to share a little about her Lobular Breast Cancer story to help educate and enhance an awareness around this unique Subtype of Breast Cancer. On 28th April 2021 aged 37, I was diagnosed with Invasive Lobular Breast Cancer.  I…

Living with Lobular, Day 14

Our Lobular Ireland Ladies are doing us proud this Breast Cancer Awareness Month, distributing our ‘What is Lobular’ leaflets and ‘Dense Breast Request Forms’ to all 8 centres of cancer excellence and to breast cancer support centres around Ireland. Giving us ‘Three in a Row’ with leaflet drops is our very own Lobular Support Group…

Living with Lobular Day #13

In February 2020, 3 weeks before the whole world went into COVID lockdown, I was diagnosed with stage 3 Lobular breast cancer. My tumour was not visible on Mammogram and could only be seen on Ultrasound. This was due to Dense Breast tissue which I only later discovered. Until my Diagnosis I was unaware that…