Tag: Breast Cancer

Lobular Breast Cancer is not uncommon

Day 30 #LivingWithLobular Nore Dragon Paddlers are a group of Breast Cancer Survivors who paddle dragon boats on the Nore river in Kilkenny. Of our 36 members 8 are Lobular Breast Cancer survivors. That’s 22% of our members when the national average for this disease is between 10% and 15%. Lobular Breast Cancer is different…

Day 29 #LivingWithLobular

Hi Everyone, I’m Enda – I was diagnosed with Lobular Breast Cancer in January 2019 right in the middle of the Covid Pandemic. I had immediate right Mastectomy but was denied reconstruction as at the time it was not considered “ Essential Surgery”.Since then I have had LDF reconstruction, two surgeries to reduce my left…

Day 24 #LivingWithLobular

As we enter week 4 of October 2022 and #BreastCancerAwareness month, we’d like to thank everyone who is working so hard to bring attention to Invasive Lobular Breast Cancer. Kirsty has been a member of Lobular Ireland since 2019 and is passionate about raising awareness of ILC, especially across Ireland. We’re incredibly lucky to have…

Day 23 #LivingWithLobular

This year Lobular Ireland agreed to post ‘Our Stories – #LivingWithLobular’ One Story each day throughout October to raise awareness of our Subtype of Breast Cancer While Ductal Carcinoma accounts for approx 80% of all Breast Cancers and is the most common NST (No Special Type) Lobular Breast Cancer is the most common special histological…

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…

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 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 #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…