Cancer Week Ireland is starting a national conversation about cancer this October. It is inspiring individuals and organisations to host Cancer Week Ireland events in communities and workplaces all across the country.
This year the overarching theme of Cancer Week Ireland is ‘New frontiers in Personalised Cancer Care’ and events can fall under four broad areas, including prevention, detection, treatment, and survivorship.
Host a talk about an aspect of cancer prevention, such as the following:
Host a talk about the signs and symptoms of cancer, the importance of spotting cancer as early as possible, and what do to if concerned about cancer.
The voice of cancer survivors is central to any conversation about cancer; the personal testimonies and first-hand experience of cancer survivors is one of the most powerful and valuable ways that we can open up and talk about cancer and the many issues that this disease raises.
Host a talk about the psychological supports that can help those with cancer and what supports are currently available.
Host a talk on how cancer screening works and why it is important to take part if invited for breast, cervical, or bowel cancer screening.