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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.
Reports of a €109 million shortfall in capital funding for health services will "come as a blow to cancer patients" in the west who will have to wait "even longer for the development of the much needed state of the art radiation oncology unit" in Galway.
Details of funding towards mobility and cancer care transport measures have been announced by the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Deputy Michael Ring.
People affected by cancer in Westmeath have been invited to attend the Irish Cancer Society's annual free conference next month. Entitled 'Living Well With Cancer', this year’s conference takes place in the Clayton Hotel, Galway, on Saturday, September 15 and in the Silver Springs Hotel, Cork, on Saturday, September 22.
The recently opened OxyGeneration clinic in Galway is to hold a series of free public talks over the next month, featuring well known speakers such as Vicky Phelan and Prof Dympna Waldron, Prof of Palliative medicine GUH/NUI Galway.
Abortion can be a very difficult issue to discuss, and we all have a responsibility to be sensitive in the language we use in this debate, so as not to add to the pain which many have experienced.
The Eighth Amendment, inserted into the Constitution in 1983, equates the life of the mother with the life of the unborn child. Abortion is not available in Ireland even in cases of fatal foetal anomaly or when a woman becomes pregnant as a result of rape.
Chill Spa at the Ice House Hotel is hosting ‘Wellness for Cancer Care Day’ on Friday, October 20, between 2pm and 6pm. Wellness for Cancer Care will give current and recent cancer patients, along with their carers and family, a fun and pampering afternoon with masterclasses, expert talks, and information on how to care for the body, the skin, and of course in doing so, the mind, during or after cancer treatment. There will be delicious drinks and nibbles, a chance to mingle, and mini spa treatments. The small entrance fee of €10 per person will be donated to Mayo Pink Ribbon charity.
Cancer Week Ireland is about opening up a national conversation about cancer, and for communities and organisations, large and small, to be part of that conversation this September. Cancer Week Ireland takes place from Monday, September 25, to Sunday, October 1, and aims to inspire every community to take part.
People often describe the feeling of being exhausted, washed out or weary and generally lacking in energy.