CORK University Hospital treat around 700 breast cancer patients per year.
They also see around 6000 new patient referrals, 9000 return patients and perform 1500 biopsies per annum - according to the latest figures (2016).
This week the breast care unit at the hospital has turned pink, to mark Cork Pink Week, which is aimed at raising funds and awareness surrounding breast cancer.
Speaking in a special dedicated Women on Wednesday (WoW!) tomorrow, Margaret Shanahan, Clinical Nurse Specialist Breast Care CUH said: "The diagnosis of a breast cancer can stimulate many reactions from shock sadness disbelief anger and patient’s often describe it as a ‘roller coaster of events’.”
CNS Breast Care nurses work closely with the women, from diagnosis, treatment and follow up care.
Margaret added: “Every woman’s breast cancer journey can take a different route and indeed may hit many crises big and small. We try to make this journey as easy as possible for our patients and to help in any way possible.” See inside for more.
See tomorrow's Women on Wednesday for a dedicated Cork Pink Week supplement.