Cancer – Prevent it, Spot it and treat it.

Cancer – Prevent it, Spot it and treat it.


Cancer – Prevent it, Spot it and treat it.


19-10-2016 (19:30)


Cancer – Prevent it, Spot it and treat it., Kerry

Cancer – Prevent it, Spot it and treat it.

Time & Date

19:30 | 19-10-2016 to 19-10-2016


Cancer – Prevent it, Spot it and treat it., Kerry

Type of Event



Cancer Prevention / Early detection

Cancer Type

All cancers

Organised By

Recovery Haven Kerry Cancer Support House

Event Description

Cancer Week Ireland is taking place between Monday 17th of October and Sunday 23rd of October. This national initiative hopes to raise awareness of cancer and advances in care and treatment.To play our part in this brilliant initiative Recovery Haven Kerry will be hosting a free talk in The Killarney Oaks Hotel on Wednesday 19th October at 7.30pm.
We will shine a light on cancer, how to prevent it, spot it and treat it.
Speakers on the night include Dr. Deirdre O’ Mahony Consultant Medical Oncologist CUH & UHK, Dr Eamon Shanahan General Practitioner, Mr. Eddie Myers ANP Gastroenterology UHK and Regina Galvin Dietitian UHK.
For further information please contact Siobhán at Recovery Haven Kerry at 066-7192122.

Event Story

As a volunteer lead organisation Recovery Haven Cancer Support House opened its door over five years ago with an aim to provide support and information services to those with cancer, their families and carers. To date almost 800 men, women and children have used our services.

On average we are providing 150 appointments for services a month that include Counselling, Reflexology, Massage, Wig Fitting, Yoga classes, Mindfulness based stress reduction, Bereavement Support, Men’s and Women’s cancer support groups, exercise and walking groups along with drop-in information, nurse support and phone support.

In stressful times, through support services and social inclusion offered by Recovery Haven – Cancer Support House helps people reduce psychological distress. These basic services are targeted at people from all around Kerry to ensure the opportunity to access since September 2014 we have been providing counselling services for children and adolescents, those with cancers, children whose parents, grandparents or siblings may have cancer and those bereaved through cancer. To date 30 children and young adolescents have been referred to our services.

We are aware that while we cannot change the difficult journey families, parents and children face we can do our utmost to be there, provide a safe space for all to be listened to and heard and help give them tools for coping with the difficult situations they experience.

Our services are continually growing. We started in September 2010 in Tralee two days a week; we are now open Monday – Thursday in Tralee and also run outreach clinics twice a month in Killarney and every three months in Cahersiveen. We could not open our doors without all those who volunteer their services and time and without the financial support from the people of Kerry.

To date we are not in receipt of any state or HSE funding

We continue to work hard to do the best with donations received by the people of Kerry. We are affiliated with the Irish Cancer Society and strive to develop the best standard of support services for all the individuals and families living lives with and beyond cancer. It is our aim to expand and develop our services further from the ground up and empowering our volunteers and staff to be better trained to work with the ever increasing demand for services. Your support will assist in achieving this aim.

Event Address

Killarney Oaks Hotel,
Muckross Road Killarney Co. Kerry, none,
Kerry, Ireland.

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