BREAST CANCER

Breast Cancer is a cancer that develops when malignant cells in the breast grow out of control.

Prescription Breast Cancer Medications

Our pharmacy stock the four commonly prescribed oral breast cancer medications. Most women are prescribed these medications for five years.

Medication Prices
Anastrozole 1mg
1 month 19.95
3 months 44.85
6 months €59.70
Exemestane 25mg
1 month 79.95
3 months €224.85
6 months 419.70
Letrozole 2.5mg
1 month €24.95
3 months 59.85
6 months €89.70
Tamoxifen 20mg
1 month 9.95
3 months 23.85
6 months €35.70
Medication Dose 1 month 3 months 6 months
Tablet Anastrozole 1mg 19.95 44.85 59.70
Tablet Exemestane 25mg 79.95 224.85 419.70
Tablet Letrozole 2.5mg 24.95 59.85 89.70
Tablet Tamoxifen 20mg 9.95 23.85 35.70

Prescription Pricing Information

A valid prescription is required before we supply any prescription medications. For tablets & capsules, a one month supply is 28 days. All of our prices are for generic versions of the medications listed. For branded products, please contact us for prices.

Over The Counter Products

For Medication & Chemotherapy Side Effects

Our pharmacists have curated a list of products that are useful for anyone experiencing side effects while taking oral breast cancer medications or having dry mouth due to chemotherapy.

All of these products are available from our online pharmacy store without prescription.

Some of the common side effects include

Quick Buy

Vaginal Dryness

Hot Flashes

Bone Density

Chemotherapy Induced Dry Mouth

Help With Smoking Cessation

If you have been diagnosed with Breast Cancer and are a smoker, quitting smoking will greatly improve your outcomes.

About Breast Cancer

What are the symptoms of Breast Cancer?

  • A new lump or thickening in your breast or underarm
  • A change in skin texture such as dimpling
  • Flaky skin or redness around the nipple area
  • Your nipple becomes inverted or changes shape
  • Liquid discharge from your nipple
  • Swelling in your armpit or around your collarbone

Breast Cancer Treatments 

The best treatment for you will depend on

    • The size and grade of your tumour
    • The type of breast you have
    • What proteins/hormone receptors are on your cancer cells
    • If the cancer has spread

Option 1: Surgery

Breast-Conserving Surgery – Surgery during which the part of the breast containing the tumour is removed

Mastectomy – Surgery where the whole breast is removed

Option 2: Radiotherapy

External RadiotherapyUses high energy rays to kill the cancer cells. It can be given instead of surgery or after surgery

Internal RadiotherapyThe radiation source is placed in or near your tumour for a very short time to kill the cancer cells.

Option 3: Systemic Therapy

Oral MedicationsTaken over the course of 5 years. Depending on the type of medication it will either block the effect of estrogen or stop the body making estrogen.

ChemotherapyA treatment using drugs to kill cancer cells given by IV infusion.

Switching to Healthwave

Your prescription

To start using Healthwave for prescriptions we’ll need your prescription sent to us. Prescriptions can now be sent electronically by your hospital, GP or online doctor.

Doctors and pharmacies now use a system called Healthmail to exchange prescriptions digitally.

Our Healthmail address is healthwave.dundrum@healthwave.ie

Creating your order

If you have a prescription with us, the quickest way to place an order is to use our digital assistant. The assistant will collect your details for our pharmacists to review. Our pharmacists will contact you and arrange delivery. You will then receive a payment link where you can securely pay online.

 

Creating your order

If you have a prescription with us, the quickest way to place an order is to use our digital assistant. The assistant will collect your details for our pharmacists to review. Our pharmacists will contact you and arrange delivery. You will then receive a payment link where you can securely pay online.

Nationwide Delivery

We deliver to all addresses in The Republic of Ireland, to both home and work/office locations. Once we have your prescription from your GP, your medications will be checked by our pharmacists and dispatched for next day delivery. We cannot ship prescription medications outside of Ireland due to regulations.

Discrete Packaging

All of our medication orders are sent in discreet packaging without any Healthwave branding on the outside. We use double walled cardboard boxes to protect your medications as well as specialised cold-chain packaging for fridge items.

Pharmacists at hand

With Healthwave, you have your very own personal pharmacist in your pocket. If you need any help or advice on your medications, our team of pharmacists is available by phone call, text message and email whenever you need.

Help & Support

Breast Cancer Ireland is a great resource where you will find helpful information and support.