Keep fit expert Diana Moran the Green Goddess is in Dublin for an international conference on breast cancer.

Diana Moran best known for her fitness instruction on the BBC 'Breakfast Time’ morning television show is the picture of health exercising on the lawn in Trinity College . In her company are members of Reach To Recovery, a breast cancer support programme run by the Irish Cancer Society for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.  

In 1998 Diana Moran was told she had breast cancer, and underwent a double mastectomy and breast reconstruction. She is one of three hundred and fifty former cancer patients who are attending the sixth international Reach To Recovery conference in Dublin.  

They are joined by surgeons, consultants, nurses and medical professionals who specialise in breast cancer, who will discuss and share information about improving the quality of care for breast cancer patients and to highlight the fact that women can live normal lives after breast surgery.  

Speaking to someone who had previously had cancer and recovered from it was the turning point for Diana Moran. 

She could tell me from her own personal experience what was going to happen to me, what I’d feel about it. 

For women who have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer, Diana Moran encourages them to keep a positive outlook, talk to their family and friends, and rely on their faith and their medical practitioners, because,  

There can be a future...cancer can be treated successfully. 

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 20 June 1990. The reporter is Una O’Hagan.