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The West of Ireland’s largest cancer care support organisation, Cancer Care West, has reported that demands for the services it provides across a seven county region stretching from Donegal to Clare reached “an all-time high”, last year.
Family and friends of an Aran Island woman, who was a patient at University Hospital Galway, have raised €2,000 for the facility's Oncology Patient Comfort Fund.
Cancer Care West, the West of Ireland cancer charity is to launch a new bus service for Mayo Cancer patients who travel to University Hospital Galway to receive treatment for cancer.
When Dr Orla Smithwick entered the consulting room at University Hospital Galway in November 2015 her heart sank. Her eyes were drawn to the box of tissues on the table, the glasses of water, the breast implant on the window, and the brochure for wigs. "I knew immediately that I was in trouble," she says.
THREE YEARS ago, Galwegian Jamie Marshall was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. "Since then Cancer Care West has been my lifeline. They have done so much for me I wanted to give something back."
Cancer Care West, the West of Ireland cancer charity, is to launch a new bus service for Mayo Cancer patients who travel to University Hospital Galway to receive treatment for cancer.
With a 25 per cent increase in the number of breast cancer cases over ten years, the Irish Cancer Society is urging women to be aware of the signs and symptoms of the disease.
Ahead of big Galway Races fundraiser, professor stresses importance of early detection in beating breast cancer
The incidence of breast cancer is expected to double by 2040. This is attributable to increased detection, women living longer, and the fact that our western lifestyle predisposes us to this condition which affects 3,000 women and 20 men in Ireland annually.
Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, announced during an event at Western Care Castlebar this week, that he has allocated €223,579.50 in funding to six community care organisations in Mayo, which provide Mobility and Cancer Care transport to individuals in the community.
Following the success of last year’s flu vaccine campaign for health care staff, Saolta University Health Care Group has once again partnered with UNICEF to launch the 2018/2019 flu vaccine campaign "Get a vaccine, give a vaccine."