Tag: Lobular Breast Cancer

Day 31 #LivingWithLobular – our tribute to Gay Murphy

I met Gay Murphy on World Cancer Day, February 4th 2020. It was at an amazing event called Choirs for Cancer in UCD. The atmosphere was electric, we had been listening to beautiful voices from choirs all over Ireland. Everyone there was bursting with joy and positivity. A wonderful event organised by Precision Oncology Ireland.…

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 26 #LivingWithLobular

Deirdre’s Story, October 2022 – Lobular Breast Cancer Awareness with Lobular Ireland Today’s post is a little different in that it’s not from someone who has Lobular breast cancer. Today we hear from an amazing young woman and now friend of Lobular Ireland. Tammy wants to raise Awareness of Invasive Lobular Breast Cancer and the…

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 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…