The Irish Cancer Society Cancer Information Service offers free, confidential advice, support and information on cancer and related issues, to anyone worried about any aspect of cancer prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment or follow-on care. Through the Cancer Information Service, people can also access patient support groups and counselling services.
There are a number of Helplines to provide you with support, encouragment and information during your cancer experience.
- Cancer Helpline 1 800 200 700
- Action Breast Cancer 1 800 30 90 40
- Action Prostate Cancer 1 800 380 380
- Smoking Quitline 1 850 201 203
Why Cancer Research is important
Each year in Ireland, there are over 20,000 new cases of cancer and over 7,500 cancer deaths, accounting for almost one quarter of the annual death toll. Cancer is a major cause of death and disease in this country as in all Western communities.
Faced with such facts we must do everything in our power to combat the disease. Research is helping to identify the causes of cancer and is pointing the way to improved methods of diagnosis and treatment.
The Irish Cancer Society is the largest funder of cancer research in Ireland. Research proposals are assessed by Cancer Research Ireland which is the research division of the Society.
A-Z Cancer Types
Please click on the following links to read all you need to know about the following cancer types. You will also find many helpline numbers, factsheets etc.