Cork ARC Cancer Support House understands the impact that a breast cancer diagnosis can have on you and your family, and our dedicated Breast Cancer Nurse Counsellor offers support and compassion every step of the way.

I felt strangely alone when my treatment ended, so I joined the Cork ARC breast cancer support group. It was so helpful to hear other people’s experiences and realise I was not alone - knowing that what you feel is both normal and natural.
— Visitor to Cork ARC

The role of Fiona Moriarty, the Breast Cancer Nurse Counsellor at Cork ARC is to support those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and their families through a dedicated support programme.

It involves creating supports either on a one to one basis or within a group setting and includes giving practical advice, emotional and psychological support, as well as facilitating educational sessions that help manage the impact of breast cancer.


Breast Cancer Support Programme - autumn 2018

Please contact Fiona Moriarty on 021 427 6688 / fiona@corkcancersupport.ie for more information and please note that booking is essential on all groups and information mornings.

One to One Support

There are times when you may need to share your concerns and feelings in privacy away from loved ones and the clinical setting. One to one support and counselling is available at any stage for breast cancer patients from diagnosis to finishing treatment, and following onward in their recovery.


Pilates for Women After Breast Cancer 

Commencing Monday 15th October for eight weeks, 10.00 – 11.00 am

Pilates is a low impact, gentle form of exercise which improves strength, flexibility and control. Cork ARC’s adapted Pilates programme allows for a relaxed reintroduction of movements helping to improve muscle strength & range of motion after treatment or surgery.


‘Moving on In Wellness’ - Breast Cancer Support Group

Finishing treatment can be a strangely vulnerable time where you feel relief that you have completed your medical treatment but can feel adrift wondering ‘what now?’

The group programme is about creating a safe space where people who are finished their cancer treatment can share experiences and learn tools to help them move on in their lives. 

Here, women with a similar experience can share, in safety all the emotions, thoughts and fears that can go with a diagnosis, there’s room for tears and laughter. These women really ‘get it’ for each other and that can help with feelings of isolation.


INFORMATION MORNING / Lymphoedema

Monday 5th November, 10.00am – 1.00pm

Our lymphoedema information morning provides education and practical information on the prevention and management of lymphoedema after a cancer diagnosis. 

The session includes a demonstration of exercises and self-massage, facilitated by Cork ARC’s Breast Cancer Nurse Counsellor and a Clinical Nurse Specialist in lymphoedema.


INFORMATION MORNING / Managing Hormonal Therapies after a breast cancer diagnosis 

Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and find out about what's current in research in this area, with our Breast Cancer Nurse Counsellor and co-facilitator, a CUH Breast Care Nurse. 

The prescription of hormone therapy in the treatment of breast cancer often takes place when hospital treatments are finishing. Patients report that they feel they have less contact with their medical team during this time and tend to feel alone with this form of treatment.


Contact our Breast Cancer Nurse Counsellor

Fiona Moriarty

Breast Cancer Nurse Counsellor at Cork ARC

'Cliffdale'

5, O’Donovan Rossa Rd. 

Cork

T12 KX97

 

tel 021 427 6688 

email fiona@corkcancersupport.ie

 

CORK ARC OPENING HOURS

Monday - Thursday 9.30 am – 4.30 pm

Friday 9.30 am - 3.00 pm