Together we are standing up to cancer

Meet our Cancer Warriors

On this page, you’ll find lots of stories from some of our members, talking about their experiences. Don’t forget to leave a comment.

Helena

Helena

My name is Helena O’Brien and I’m a cancer warrior. On 23rd May 2019, I woke knowing I had an appointment with the breast clinic due to having a “dimple” in my nipple but I hadn’t prepared for cancer.

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Mandy

Mandy

Hi, my name is Mandy Gabriel. I’m 40 and a proud mother to Issy, 5 and Eddie, 2. Ronan is my long-term partner and together we live in Cork. In December  2017 I was diagnosed with stage 3 invasive breast cancer.

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Liz

Liz

My name is Liz, and I am originally from Roscommon but have lived in Cork since 2002. I am married to Keith since 2011, who is originally from Dublin, and together we have 2 daughters

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Maria

Maria

My name is Maria and I was diagnosed with non hodgkin’s lymphoma on the 23rd January 2018 ( my sons 19th birthday ). My world was completely shattered.

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Nuala

I better start off by introducing myself and explaining how I even ended up with the cork cancer care centre. It started in 2016, I

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Deen

On this date (8th June 2018) my family’s life changed, some for the worst but some for the best. Being diagnosed with breast cancer changes

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Jasmine

My name is Jasmine and I was diagnosed with breast cancer in summer 2019. I knew the cancer centre already because I was supposed to

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Gemma

Hi everyone, I’m Gemma I was diagnosed with breast cancer Nov 2015. I had chemo followed by a lumpectomy and radiotherapy. The pic is with

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Charlie

My cancer story begins midway through June 2015 when, after showering, I noticed a lump on the back of my head. I went to my

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Janice

It was may of 2014 when I had violent pains up the right side of my abdomin. I went to my Gp who referred me

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Danny

I was in the US on a j1 for the summer of 2015. I’d been there about a month and I started feeling pain in

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Noelle

​”To see so many brave people fighting back, it gave me the courage to write this story in my local paper. To which I hope

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Sophie

My name is Sophie and I was seventeen when I was diagnosed with Ovarian cancer. The first signs there was something wrong I ignored, bloating,

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Just Say Cancer

“Just Say Cancer” is a Cancer support group for young men and women between 18 and 30.


The group began to meet in September 2015. We are the first support group for young people in Munster. We meet to support each other and have workshops on self confidence, life coaching, meditation etc. A team of counsellors is supporting us whenever we need somebody to talk to.

Here's a peek into our warm welcoming group