cancer support groups in Co Donegal will attend a
conference for survivors next month organised by the
Irish Cancer Society.
Members of Coiste Scaoil Saor Ó Ailse, Gweedore and
Living Beyond Cancer, Letterkenny, will attend the
event entitled 'Living Well with Cancer'. It is open
to cancer survivors, their family and friends and
"aims to tackle the physical and emotional
consequences that a cancer diagnosis and treatment
The conference is being held as part of Ireland’s
first Cancer Week organised by the Irish Cancer
Society in association with Trinity College Dublin
Irish Cancer Society patient support groups
manager,Olwyn Ryan, said: “The transition from
cancer patient to survivor can be difficult for
those on a cancer journey. Access to information and
support to deal with issues such as fear of the
cancer coming back, financial strain and long term
side effects of treatment is vital."
Ms Ryan encouraged any cancer survivors in Donegal
interested in the event, to attend.
"The aim of the conference is to give delegates the
opportunity to engage with experts in the field and
to introduce them to other survivors so that they
may help and support each other.”
The free conference will take place on Friday,
September 19-20 at the Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne
Meanwhile, Cancer Week 2014 will run from September
15 – 21 with a number of events organised including:
World Lymphoma Awareness Day – September 15; Mouth,
Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Day – September 17
and Cancer Survivorship Research Day – September 18.
Coiste Scaoil Saor ó Ailse and Living Beyond Cancer,
Letterkenny, can be contacted on 083 121 7857 and
074 912 5888 respectively.
For more information or to register to attend the
conference go to
www.cancer.ie/nccs or call the Irish Cancer
Society on 01 2310500.